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Head of a jackal from a canopic jar

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka
698–690 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 18 (Shebitku)

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 7.5 x 7 x 12 cm (2 15/16 x 2 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

19.2501

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Canopics and canopic boxes

Sculpted head of a jackal with traces of paint.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 18 (Shebitku). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition