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Cowroid with prenomen of Taharqa

Cowroid of blue-green glazed steatite; back carries an incised border of line decoration. Base inscribed with throne name of Third Intermediate Period ruler Taharqa (Khuinefertemre). Pierced.


By 1966: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA December 14, 1966.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25, 760–660 B.C.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets