Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11–13
Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Chamber 51 A
Height: 28.5 cm (11 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
This canopic jar has been carved of travertine (Egyptain alabaster). Slightly convex sides flare outward from a small, flat base to high, wide-set shoulders which curve in to a narrowly carved aperture. It has broken into several fragment and mended, and it is incomplete.
From Deir el-Bersha, chamber 51 A. 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