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Shawabty of an unidentified queen

This is a tray of fragments of shawabtys of either Queen Sakhmakhur or Queen Pelkha. When complete this type consists of the following: The figure wears the king's nemes headdress with uraeus and has a long beard. The shawabty is uninscribed. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar or...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 56 (tomb of an unidentified 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 King Nastasen, 328–308 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Largest fragment: Overall: 6.5 x 3 cm (2 9/16 x 1 3/16 in.) Smallest fragment: Overall: 1 x 0.2 cm (3/8 x 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes