Canopic box

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty
2010–1961 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 19, shaft B

Dimensions

Width x height x depth: 52.5 x 56 x 53.5 cm (20 11/16 x 22 1/16 x 21 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.420

Medium or Technique

Cedar

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Canopics and canopic boxes

Rectangular box of laminated wood with beveled joints. Inscribed outside in blue, inside divided into four partitions, each inscribed in black ink with the name of one of the genii of the canopic jars.

Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 19, shaft B. May 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition