Canopic jar lid
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11–14
Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha
Depth: 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)
This lid for a canopic jar is carved of travertine (Egyptian alabaster) with highly polished top surface. It is of oval/domed shape. The outer edges exhibit some chipping.
This lid may fit object 21.449 or 21.450.
From Deir el-Bersha. 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