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Canopic jar of Queen Atakhebasken

Inscribed. Alabaster. Horizontal band and three vertical columns hieroglyphs on shoulder. Atakhibasken, Amset. Cover missing. Perfect.


From Nuri, pyramid 36 (tomb of Queen Atakhebasken), Rm. A . 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period,

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes