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This canopic jar has been carved of travertine (Egyptian alabaster) and inscribed with three columns of incised hieroglyphic text within a rectangular register. The base is relatively narrow with slighly convex sides flaring outward to a wide mouth. Some areas of incrustation are evident on...

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From Nuri, pyramid 3 (tomb of Senkamanisken), room A. 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: 1923: received by the MFA. (Accession Date: 1923)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Senkamanisken, 643–623 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)


Height: 29.1 cm (11 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes