Baboon head from canopic vessel
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Tomb of Queen Atakhibaskan, (Pyramid XXXVI)
Legacy dimension: H. .135
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
Alabaster; ape’s head (Hapy); hair elaborately rendered; fine specimen in a perfect state of preservation.
From Nuri, pyramid 36 (tomb of Queen Atakhabasken). 1917: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.
(Accession date: March 1, 1920)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition