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Shawabty of unidentified queen

This is a tray of 3 shawabty fragments belonging to an identified queen. It contains 1 head fragment, 1 torso fragment, and one leg plus feet fragment. When complete, the female figure wears a bag wig. The shawabty is uninscribed. The arms are crossed and the hands are right over left. One hoe...

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From Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal B 700 D. 1916: 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, 750–270 B.C.


Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)


Largest: 4.7 x 2.6 cm (1 7/8 x 1 in.) Smallest: 3.2 x 4 cm (1 1/4 x 1 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes