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Shawabty of an unidentified queen

This is a shawabty belonging to an unidentified queen. The object was broken in two pieces and it is mended. The female figure wears a tripartite wig, there is no beard and no uraeus. The female figure supports a basket on her head with the left hand and holds a hoe on the right shoulder with ...

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From Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku. 71 (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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes