Canopic jar of King Taharqa
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa)
Legacy dimension: H. 0.360
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Out on Loan
On display at Drents Museum, Assen, The Netherlands, December 15, 2018 – May 5, 2019
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition