Canopic jar lid

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11–14
2061–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha

Dimensions

Depth: 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.852

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Canopics and canopic boxes

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition