Canopic jar with disk lid

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2353 B

Dimensions

Height: 23.2 cm (9 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3109a-b

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Canopics and canopic boxes

This limestone canopic jar and lid are carved of white limestone. The jar has narrow base with sides that flare outward to high, wide-set shoulders, slight recurve/neck, and thin, slightly rolled rim. The lid is disc shaped, characteristic of the Old Kingdom. The interior cavity was bored and widened by chisel at the top. The stone has been chipped slightly, and small fragments have broken away from the jar’s rim. Otherwise the jar and lid are in good condition.

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