Canopic jar with disk lid

Old Kingdom, dynasty 5–6
2465–2152 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2360 A/chamber 4


Height: 23.2 cm (9 1/8 in.)

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On View

Egypt: Old Kingdom Funerary Arts Gallery (Gallery 105B)


The Ancient World


Canopics and canopic boxes

This limestone canopic jar and lid are carved of fine white limestone with fairly well smoothed surfaces. The jar has a wide base, almost straight and slightly flaring sides that culminate in very slight shoulders and a rolled rim. The lid is disc shaped, characteristic of the Old Kingdom. There are small areas of discoloration in the stone. A few small chips appear, but otherwise the jar and lid are in very good condition.


From Giza G 2360 A, chamber 4. 1912: 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: December 4, 1913)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition