Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11–13
Findspot: Egypt, Deir El-Bersha, Pit 51 A
Height: 26.2 cm (10 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
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.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition