Napatan Period, reign of Senkamanisken
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid III (Senkamanisken), Room A
Height: 29.1 cm (11 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
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 the surface. No lid has been associated.
The text reads:
“Spoken by Neith ‘[I] spend the day (?)
every day [making protection for] Duamutef, who is herein.’”
For another jar of the same set see object 23.741.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition