Canopic jar

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11–13
2061–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir El-Bersha, Pit 51 A

Dimensions

Height: 26.2 cm (10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.949

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Canopics and canopic boxes

This canopic jar is carved of heavily veined, semi-translucent travertine (Egyptian alabaster) that has been highly polished. No lid remains. It has broken and been mended, and small pieces are missing.

Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, Pit 51 A. 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