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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...

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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.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall largest: 5.4 cm (2 1/8 in.) Overall smallest: 4.1 cm (1 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes