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 x 4 x 5 cm (4 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.17108.5

Medium or Technique

Light gray granite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

Two joined fragments; one finished surface with 3 parallel incised lines. 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