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Canopic jar of Taharqa

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 1

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 36.1 x 15 cm (14 3/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

17-3-70

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Canopics and canopic boxes

Fragments of an alabaster canopic jar bearing the cartouche of Taharqa and inscriptions.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Nuri, pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa). 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 the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition