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Shawabty of the scribe Horemheb

New Kingdom

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B 500 D


Joined: H.9.2 x W.4.2 x D.2.3 cm (3 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 7/8 in.)

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Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World


Shawabties and shawabty boxes

Two fitting fragments of the legs of a shawabty of the scribe Horemheb. There are no body features present. The style of the shawabty is New Kingdom. There are 4 plus horizontal rows of hieroglyphs painted in black which end at one vertical column of text down the back. The text on the back gives the name and title of the scribe Horemheb.


From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal Temple B 500 D. 1916: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition