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Shawabty of an unidentified queen

This is a box of seven torso and seventeen lower legs and feet fragments of shawabtys of an unidentified queen. When complete this type consists of the following: The figure wears the king's nemes headdress with uraeus and has a long beard. There is one unframed column of incised text on the...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 33 (tomb of Unknown Queen). 1918: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Irike-Amanote, 431–405 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Largest fragment: Overall: 6.8 x 4.3 cm (2 11/16 x 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes