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Canopic jar of King Karkamani

Alabaster canopic jar. Rectangular block hieroglyphs on shoulder of Karkamani. Cover missing. Perfect. Cover currently on top of teh vessel is Duamutef the jackal, but this was not the original cover.


From Nuri, pyramid 7 (tomb of Karkamani). 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 Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Karkamani, 519–510 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia, Sudan

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes