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: 10.5 x 8 x 7.6 cm (4 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

21.17108.3

Medium or Technique

Light gray granite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

Two dressed surfaces forming right angle. Both sides have vertical borders and hieroglyphic inscription. Object Registers says 11 fragments. Part of altar of Taharka. See Documentation.

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