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Shawabty of an unidentified queen

These are 50 fragments of shawabtys (type c) of an unidentified queen. There are 8 baskets, 4 head and basket fragments of which one is in two pieces, 4 head and left arm, 2 head, 7 torso, 1 ellbow fragments, 15 foot fragments of which four are in two pieces and 4 miscellaneous fragments. The...

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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 Smallest: 1 cm (3/8 in.) Overall Largest: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes