Canopic jar of King Taharqa

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

Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa)


Legacy dimension: H. 0.360

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Out on Loan

On display at Drents Museum, Assen, The Netherlands, December 15, 2018 – May 5, 2019


The Ancient World


Canopics and canopic boxes

Alabaster canopic jar (the falcon god Qebehsenuef). Horizontal band and three vertical columns hieroglyphs. Cover missing. Chipped. Surface slightly decayed. Belonged to Taharqa.


From Nuri, pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa). 1916: 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