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Mask of Queen Malakaye

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Gilded silver mask of Queen Malakaye who wears a striated wig and broadcollar.


From Nuri: tomb 59 (tomb of Quen Malakaye). 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. (Acession date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place

Nuri, Nubia, Sudan


Height x width x depth: 13 x 11.5 x 1.1 cm (5 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gilt silver


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Masks