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Fragment of a canopic jar

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One piece of a canopic jar. As of 8/15/13 there are two fragments in this bag which do not come from the same vessel; according to the excavation record this number should only be assigned to the larger fragment.


Found at Nuri 7. 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 Karkamani, 519–510 B.C.


Nuri, Nubia


Height x diameter: 8.9 x 14.9 cm (3 1/2 x 5 7/8 in.) Height x length: 3.9 x 8 cm (1 9/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes