Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
Findspot: Egypt, El Bersha
Height: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
This high-shouldered canopic jar is carved of travertine (Egyptian alabaster) with a fairly narrow interior cavity. There are no indications of applied text. The stone shows some very small pits. Otherwise it is in perfect condition. A prominent white vein runs horizontally around the vessel just below the shoulders. No lid is preserved.
From Deir el-Bersha, mastaba 2001, pit A. 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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition