Canopic chest

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
305–30 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 37.3 x 23 cm (14 11/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.1128

Medium or Technique

Wood

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Canopics and canopic boxes

Wooden canopic box in the shape of a shrine with protruding base and cavetto cornice, gessoed and painted with red, blue, green, yellow and white. A mummiform falcon representing the funerary deity Sokar stands on top.

Provenance

By 1898: collection of W.T. Ready; 1898: purchased by the MFA from W. T. Ready through M.S. Prichard, October 21, 1898.
(Accession Date: October 21, 1898)

Credit Line

General Funds