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Canopic jar of King Karkamani

Napatan Period, reign of Karkamani
519–510 B.C.

Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Nuri, Nuri, Pyr. VII, tomb of Karkamani


Legacy dimension: H. 0.319

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View


The Ancient World


Canopics and canopic boxes

Alabaster canopic jar. Rectangular block hieroglyphs on shoulder of Karkamani. Cover missing. Perfect. Cover currently on top of the vessel is Duamutef the jackal, but this was not the original cover.


From Nuri, pyramid 7 (tomb of Karkamani). 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition