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Canopic jar of Queen Atakhebasken

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


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. 0.294

Accession Number

23.744

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Canopics and canopic boxes

Inscribed. Alabaster. Horizontal band and three vertical columns hieroglyphs on shoulder. Atakhibasken, Amset. Cover missing. Perfect.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 36 (tomb of Queen Atakhebasken), Rm. A . 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition