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Shawabty of Queen Sakaaye

This is a shawabty of Queen Sakaaye. 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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From Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 31 (tomb of Queen Sakaaye). 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 the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Malewiebamani, 468–463 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 8.5 x 4.2 cm (3 3/8 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes