Canopic Box Of Nesaarud

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Liana Miate
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published on 02 May 2017

Canopic Box Of Nesaarud. 25th-early 26th Dynasties. (680-600 BCE). Probably from Thebes, Egypt. From the Middle Kingdom onwards (about 2040-1650 BCE), canopic jars were sometimes stored in boxes. Here, the Sons of Horus are depicted on each side. Each son is portrayed with a goddess who is purifying him. Neith - distinguishable in her red crown - pours water on the jackal-headed Duamutef. The British Museum (photo taken at The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Australia)



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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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