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Head of the god Imsety from canopic jar of King Atlanersa

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Lid from a canopic jar, in the form of the human-headed god Imsety; face slightly battered.

Provenance

From Pyramid 20 at Nuri. 1917: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, February 1917; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Atlanersa, 653–643 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Height: 12.6 cm (4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1066

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes