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Shawabty of Queen Tabiry

This is a shawabty belonging to Queen Tabiry, wife of King Piye (Piankhy). This male foreman shawabty figure wears a long beard, a tripartite wig and a short pleated kilt. He holds a whip in his right hand. The left leg is advanced and there is a plinth. There is no back pillar. The object was...

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From Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku. 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry). 1919:excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

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The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes