Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11–13
Findspot: Egypt, Deir El-Bersha, Pit 51 A
Height: 30.7 cm (12 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
This canopic jar is carved of travertine (Egyptian alabaster) with both white and light brown veins. It has a fairly small base with slightly convex sides. It is broken and mended, but incomplete due to some missing fragments.
From Deir el-Bersha, pit 51A. 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: January 1, 1921)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition