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Shawabty of an unidentified queen

This is a shawabty belonging to an unidentified queen. The female figure wears a bag wig which is indicated by an incised line on the back. There is no uraeus. The shawabty is uninscribed. The mummiform figure does not have a back pillar. The arms are crossed right over left, a hoe is held in...

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From Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 61 (tomb of Queen ?) in debris.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 Tanwetamani (?), 664–653 B.C.


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 5.9 cm (2 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes