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Shawabty of unidentified queen

This is a tray of 11 shawabty fragments belonging to an identified queen. They are from at least 7 figures according to the Object Register. It contains 2 head plus torso plus upper leg fragments, 5 torso plus upper leg fragments, 1 head fragment and 3 feet fragment. When complete, the female...

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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: 9.1 x 3.7 cm (3 9/16 x 1 7/16 in.) Smallest: 2.9 x 2.4 cm (1 1/8 x 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes