User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Shawabty of King Nasakhma

These are four unrelated fragments of a shawabty belonging to King Nasakhma. There are two torsos and two leg fragments. All of these fragments are very worn. When complete, this figure wears the king's nemes headdress with uraeus, there is no pigtail on the headdress, and has a long beard. The...

Show Full Description

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri , Pyramid 19 (tomb of Nasakhma). 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 largest: 5.4 cm (2 1/8 in.) Overall smallest: 4.1 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

17-3-661

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes