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Fragments of a canopic jar

Many pieces of a canopic jar.


Found at Nuri 4. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Siaspiqa, 487–468 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia


Height x diameter: 19.4 x 16.2 cm (7 5/8 x 6 3/8 in.) Height x length: 18.6 x 8.5 cm (7 5/16 x 3 3/8 in.) Height x length: 19.7 x 7.7 cm (7 3/4 x 3 1/16 in.) Height x length: 14.5 x 7.7 cm (5 11/16 x 3 1/16 in.) Height x length: 16.1 x 7.1 cm (6 5/16 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes