Canopic jar lid

Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11–14
2061–1640 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha


Depth: 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)


The Ancient World


Canopics and canopic boxes

This lid for a canopic jar is carved of travertine (Egyptian alabaster) with highly polished top surface. It is of oval/domed shape. The outer edges exhibit some chipping.

This lid may fit object 21.449 or 21.450.


From Deir el-Bersha. 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition