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Canopic jar

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This is a canopic jar carved of travertine (Egyptian alabaster) with tall, narrow proporations, a small base, and slightly convex sides. It has been broken and mended and is missing a portion of the rim. This jar is similar to object 21.2800.


From El-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan), 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. (Accession Date: January 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy)–Taharqa, 743–664 B.C.


Nubia (Sudan)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes