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Canopic jar of Taharqa

Fragments of an alabaster canopic jar bearing the cartouche of Taharqa and inscriptions.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Nuri, pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa). 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 the 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)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 36.1 x 15 cm (14 3/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

17-3-70

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes