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Canopic jar with head of Qebehsenuef


From Nubia, Nuri. 1918: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over. Findspot Information: Nuri, Pyramid 24. Harvard-MFA Expedition, Feb. 24, 1918 History of Ownership: Nuri, Pyramid 24, Harvard-MFA Expedition, Feb. 24, 1918

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period,

Object Place

Nuri, Nubia, Sudan


Height x diameter: 43.3 x 19 cm (17 1/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Stone, alabaster


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes