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Shawabty of an unidentified queen

These are seventy-three fragments of shawabtys of an unidentified queen. There are one head, four torso, twenty-five legs, eleven legs and foot of which five are broken in two pieces, eleven foot and sixteen miscellaneous fragments. These are all type a fragments which are mummiform with a...

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From Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku. 62 (tomb of 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.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka, 712–698 B.C.


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall Smallest: 0.1 cm (1/16 in.) Overall Largest: 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes