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Shawabty of Queen Sakaaye

This is a box of fragments of a shawabty of Queen Sakaaye. When complete this type consists of the following: 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...

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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)


Largest fragment: Overall: 3.6 x 2.1 cm (1 7/16 x 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Shawabtys and Shawabty Boxes