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Shawabty of Queen Nasalsa

This is a shawabty belonging to Queen Nasalsa. The object was broken in two pieces and is not mended. The female figure wears the queen's vulture headdress over the tripartite wig but the vulture's head is broken off. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar or base. There are seven...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 24 (tomb of Queen Nasalsa). 1918: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Senkamanisken, 643–623 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 17.7 cm (6 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes