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Shawabty of unidentified queen

This is a foot fragment of a shawabty of unidentified queen. When complete this female figure wears a bag wig which is painted. The arms are crossed and the hands are right over left. One hoe is held in the right hand resting on the left shoulder and the left hand holds a cord to a small bag...

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From Nubia (Sudan) Nuri, found in pyramid 12, entrance to room A, originally from Nuri Pyramid 22 (tomb of an unidentified queen ). 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA 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.

Object Place for Label

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Height x width x depth: 2.3 x 2.9 x 2.7 cm (7/8 x 1 1/8 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes