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Shawabty of an unidentified queen

These are 24 fragments of type c shawabtys belonging to an unidentified queen. There are 7 torso, 4 leg plus foot, 3 leg and 3 miscellaneous fragments. This type is characterised by a female figure which wears a tripartite wig. The female figure supports a basket on her head with the left hand...

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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: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.) Overall Largest: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes