Fragment of the altar of Taharqa

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, Circular Well B-1000

Dimensions

Other: 12.5 x 9 x 4 cm (4 15/16 x 3 9/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.17108.8

Medium or Technique

Brown gray Granite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

Fragment with one flat surface with hieroglyphic inscriptions of partial ‘nebty’ title.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, circular wall B-1000. 1916: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: August 7, 2015)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition