Mask of Queen Malakaye

Reign of Kushite King Tanwetamani, of Egypt
664-656 BC

Sudan, Nubia, (Nuri)
Gilt silver

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

Provenance/Ownership History: From Nuri, tomb 59 (tomb of Queen Malakaye). 1918: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the division of finds with the Sudanese government.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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