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Canopic jar of Taharqa

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

Provenance

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

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

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number

23.738

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes