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Shawabty of an unidentified queen

This is a torso fragment of a shawabty belonging to an unidentified queen. The object was broken in two pieces and is not mended. The shawabty is uninscribed. The object is half molded with a flat dressed back and it is very worn. The left side is chipped and the end of the right lappet is...

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From Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku.72 (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 Shebitka, 698–690 B.C.


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes