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Shawabty of Malonaqen

This is a shawabty belonging to King Malonaqen. The figure wears the king's nemes headdress with uraeus and has a long beard. There are eight horizontal lines of incised text with traces of black paint encircling the body. The text is framed and there is a narrow blank area up the center of the...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Nuri, Pyramid 5 (tomb of Malonaqen), in debris and a few in place along the south wall. 1917: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Malonaqen, 555–542 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

21.11873

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes