Canopic jar

New Kingdom, Dynasty 19–20
1295–1070 B.C.

Place of Origin: Egypt


Height (lid): 8cm (3 1/8in.) height x width (jar body only): 22 x 16.3cm (8 11/16 x 6 7/16in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience (Egyptian)

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)


The Ancient World


Canopics and canopic boxes

Blue-green faience canopic jar with a lid in the shape of the falcon-headed god Qebehsenuef, one of the Four Sons of Horus. On the front of the jar is a rectangular panel depicting the owner worshipping Osiris, painted in black. On the shoulder of the jar, a design of lotus petals radiates from the jar’s mouth. Forms a set with 48.1286-1289. Ex-collection Dikran Kelekian.


By date unknown: with Dikran G. Kelekian (1868-1951); by 1948: Mrs. J.D. Cameron Bradley collection, Southboro, MA; 1948: given to the MFA by Mrs. J. D. Cameron Bradley.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. J. D. Cameron Bradley in memory of her mother, Mrs. J. Montgomery Sears