Canopic jar lid
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
Height x diameter: 12.5 x 5 cm (4 15/16 x 1 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
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.
By 1962: Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt collection; 1962: given to the MFA by Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt.
(Accession Date: May 22, 1905)
Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt