Canopic jar disk lid

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 3–8
2649–2134 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2353 B

Dimensions

Depth: 13.6 cm (5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3110

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Canopics and canopic boxes

This limestone lid for a canpic jar is disk-shaped, characteristic of the Old Kingdom. Some very small chips are missing from the outer edges.

Provenance

From Giza G 2353 B. 1912: 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: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition