Baboon head from canopic vessel

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
690–664 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Tomb of Queen Atakhibaskan, (Pyramid XXXVI)

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. .135

Accession Number

20.1063

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Canopics and canopic boxes

Alabaster; ape’s head (Hapy); hair elaborately rendered; fine specimen in a perfect state of preservation.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition