Canopic jar of Djehutynakht

Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty
2010–1961 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, shaft A (Djehutynakht)


Height x diameter: 29.8 x 17.8 cm (11 3/4 x 7 in.)

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On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)


The Ancient World


Canopics and canopic boxes

Canopic jar in the form of a human body. Arms are painted in black on the sides and the feet are modeled. Bracelets and anklets are indicated with green and black stripes. The front is inscribed with the name of Qebehsenuef, one of the Four Sons of Horus. The jar contains fragments of the original contents, wrapped in linen.


From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, shaft A (tomb of Djehutynakht). May 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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition