Offering table of Queen Khensa

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

Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Kurru 4


Overall: 37.3 x 39.5 x 12.8 cm (14 11/16 x 15 9/16 x 5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View


The Ancient World


Religious and cult objects

Offering table fragments in 8 pieces, joined. Inscribed “the King’s wife and the royal daughter”. Cartouche begins “Khennsa”. Has offerings sculpted in high relief in center. 80% complete. See granite offering table of Queen Khensa in Volume Kurru, page 37, Figure 11K.


From Sudan, el-Kurru, Ku 4. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition