Canopic jar lid

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
1991–1783 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 12.5 x 5 cm (4 15/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.62.90

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Canopics and canopic boxes

This lid to a canopic jar is carved of light-colored travertine (Egyptian alabaster). Details of the wig are rendered by incision, while facial details are modeled and accented with black paint, especially the eyes and brows.

Provenance

By 1962: Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt collection; 1962: given to the MFA by Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt.
(Accession Date: May 22, 1905)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt