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Baboon head from canopic vessel

Alabaster; ape's head (Hapy); hair elaborately rendered; fine specimen in a perfect state of preservation.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 36 (tomb of Queen Atakhabasken). 1917: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. (Accession date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, about 650 B.C.

Object Place

Nuri, Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number

20.1063

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes