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Shawabty of an unidentified queen

This is a shawabty from the tomb of an unidentified queen(?). The male shawabty figure wears the king's nemes headdress with uraeus long beard. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar or base. The shawabty is uninscribed. The arms are not crossed, the hands are positioned right above...

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From el-Kurru, Ku. 2 (tomb of an unidentified queen). 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 the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Late Napatan Period, 362–342 B.C.


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 12.9 cm (5 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes