Canopic jar

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

Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Chamber 51 A


Height: 28.5 cm (11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View


The Ancient World


Canopics and canopic boxes

This canopic jar has been carved of travertine (Egyptain alabaster). Slightly convex sides flare outward from a small, flat base to high, wide-set shoulders which curve in to a narrowly carved aperture. It has broken into several fragment and mended, and it is incomplete.


From Deir el-Bersha, chamber 51 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: January 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition