Canopic jar

Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)–Taharqa
743–664 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 4

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View


The Ancient World


Canopics and canopic boxes

This is a canopic jar carved of travertine (Egyptian alabaster) with tall, narrow proporations, a small base, and slightly convex sides. It has been broken and mended and is missing a portion of the rim.

This jar is similar to object 21.2800.


From el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan), Ku 4 (tomb of Queen Khensa). 1919: 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.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition