Canopic jar lid (Qebehsenuef)
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), El Kurru, Pyramid III, Tomb of Neupery
Height: 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
This lid to a canopic jar is carved of travertine (Egyptian alabaster) in the shape of a falcon head, representing Qebehsenuef, one of the Four Sons of Horus, protectors of the viscera of the deceased. It shows modeled features, though the surface has been worn, likely from exposure. A large fragment (approximately one-third) is missing from the left side.
From El-Kurru, Pyramid 3 (Tomb of Queen Neupery). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1921: received by the MFA.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1921)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition