Head of the god Imsety from canopic jar of King Atlanersa

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


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Pyramid 20

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

20.1066

Medium or Technique

Marble

Out on Loan

On display at National Center of Afro-American Artists, Inc., since February 23, 1994

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Canopics and canopic boxes

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