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Shawabty of Queen Sakaaye

This is a shawabty of Queen Saka'aye. The female figure wears the king's nemes headdress with uraeus and has a long beard. There is one unframed column of incised text on the front of the figure containing her cartouche prefaced by 'The Osiris, The Mother of the God'. The arms are not crossed,...

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Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 31 (tomb of Queen Saka'aye). 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 Malowiebamani, 466–439 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

21.11884

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes