Canopic jar lid

Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 12–early Dynasty 13
1820–1740 B.C.

Object Place: Egypt


Height x diameter: 16.5 x 17.8 cm (6 1/2 x 7 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Indurated limestone

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)


The Ancient World


Canopics and canopic boxes

Canopic jar lid with a face bearing features of a late 12th or early 13th Dynasty ruler.


Late 1940s: believed to have been purchased at Hôtel Drouot, Paris, by a private collector, Palm Beach, Florida; December 6, 2006, sold by Sotheby's, New York, sale N08253, lot 66, to Rupert Wace, London, England; 2008: purchased by the MFA from Rupert Wace. (Accession date: September 17, 2008)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds from the Egyptian Curator's Fund, anonymous gifts, and donated by Janet Maffei, Jonathan and Judy Keyes, Paul Chapman, Philippa D. Shaplin, Zareen Taj Mirza, David and Linda DiCecco, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Butts, Jr.