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Cover of a canopic jar

Alabaster cover from a canopic jar of Duamutef the Jackal; Tips of ears chipped, otherwise perfect.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 4 (tomb of Queen Khensa). 1919: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 Taharqa, 690–664 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number

21.2795

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes