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Canopic jar

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This canopic jar, a large fragment of which has broken away and is missing, is carved from travertine (Egyptian alabaster). The jar's sides are straight, flaring outward from the base to high shoulders that turn in to a fairly wide aperture. Incised on the exterior of the jar is a square...

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Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 8 (tomb of Aspelta). 1916: 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. (Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Aspelta, 593–568 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height: 27.6 cm (10 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1062

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes