Canopic jar

Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11–13
2061–1640 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Deir El-Bersha, Pit 51 A


Height: 30.7 cm (12 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View


The Ancient World


Canopics and canopic boxes

This canopic jar is carved of travertine (Egyptian alabaster) with both white and light brown veins. It has a fairly small base with slightly convex sides. It is broken and mended, but incomplete due to some missing fragments.


From Deir el-Bersha, pit 51A. 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: January 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition