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Shawabty of Queen Nasalsa

This is a box of many shawabty fragments belonging to Queen Nasalsa. Included are four head fragments, five shoulder fragments, one back fragment with a seedbag, thirteen torso fragments with inscriptions, and about one hundred unidentified fragments. When complete, this type consists of a...

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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 largest: 5.3 cm (2 1/16 in.) Overall smallest: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes