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Shawabty of an unidentified queen

This is a shawabty belonging to an unidentified queen. The female figure wears a bag wig. The shawabty is uninscribed. The figure has a back pillar and base. The arms are crossed and the hands are positioned right over left. One hoe is held in the right hand and rests on the left shoulder, the...

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From Nuri, Pyramid 81 (tomb of an unknown queen). 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 Sudan.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes