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Canopic box of Djehutynakht

2010–1961 B.C.


Dimensions

Width x height x depth: 54.6 x 59.7 x 53 cm (21 1/2 x 23 1/2 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.421a

Medium or Technique

Cedar

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment , Canopics and Canopic Boxes

Cedar wood box for storing canopic jars. Each of the interior sides is decorated with six rows of incised hieroglyphs recording spells from the Coffin Texts. The underside of the lid bears five columns of painted cursive hieroglyphs. Faded inscriptions are present on the outer sides.

Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, shaft A (tomb of Djehutynakht). 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