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Canopic jar inscribed for King Anlamani

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This canopic jar is carved of travertine (Egyptian alabaster) with a somewhat narrow base and slighly convex sides that flare slighly outward to a wide mouth. A square register containing three columns of hieroglyphic text has been incised on the exterior. Although excavated in the Nuri pyramid...

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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. (Accession Date: 1923)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Anlamani, 623–593 B.C.


Nubia (Sudan)


Height x diameter: 32 x 18 cm (12 5/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes