Canopic jars and lids

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2500–2350 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 7249 A

Dimensions

1. Height x diameter: 25.2 cm x 14.5 cm (with lid) 2. Height x diameter: 24.5 cm x 14.3 cm (with lid) 3. Height x diameter: 25.0 cm x 14.8 cm (with lid) 4. Height x diameter: 25.0 cm x 15.0 cm (no lid)

Accession Number

27.1553.1-4

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2018

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Canopics and canopic boxes

Four straight sided canoic jars with flat bases and convex lids.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 7249 A. 1927: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1927: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition