User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Boxes for bed legs

Start collecting

Two large rectangular basins or boxes with thick walls and deep openings.


El-Kurru, chamber in tomb of Queen Khensa (Kurru 4). 1919, excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the Sudanese government .

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


El-Kurru, Nubia

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment