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Shawabty of Queen Malaqaye

This is a shawabty belonging to Queen Malaqaye. The female figure wears a tripartite wig. The shawabty is uninscribed. This mummiform shape does not have a back pillar or base. The arms are not crossed, the hands are positioned right above left. In each hand the figure holds a hoe. The figure...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 59 (tomb of Queen Malaqaye). 1918: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani, King Tanwetamani 664–653 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 6.1 x 2 cm (2 3/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.16418

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes