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Shawabty of Queen Masalaye

This is a group of thirty-three shawabty fragments belonging to Queen Masalaye. It includes six leg and foot fragments of which four are in two pieces, eighteen foot fragments of which one is in four pieces and one is in two pieces, and nine lower leg and foot fragments of which three are in two...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 23 (tomb of Queen Masalaye). 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 Senkamanisken, 643–623 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall smallest: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.) Overall largest: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-3-605.4

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes