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Shawabty of King Nasakhma

This is a shawabty belonging to King Nasakhma. The object was broken in two pieces and is not mended. The figure wears the king's nemes headdress with uraeus, there is no pigtail on the headdress, and has a long beard. The shawabty is uninscribed. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri , Pyramid 19 (tomb of Nasakhma), Debris from rooms A and C. 1917: 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, reign of Nasakhma, 468–463 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 10.1 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number

21.14381

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes