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Shawabty of the scribe Horemheb

Two fitting fragments of the legs of a shawabty of the scribe Horemheb. Ther are no body features present. The style of the shawabty is New Kingdom. There are 4 plus horizontal rows of hieroglyphs painted in black which end at one vertical column of text down the back. The text on the back gives...

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From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal Temple B 500 D. 1916: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom,


Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)


Joined: H.9.2 x W.4.2 x D.2.3 cm (3 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes