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Canopic jar

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This canopic jar is carved of heavily veined, semi-translucent travertine (Egyptian alabaster) that has been highly polished. No lid remains. It has broken and been mended, and small pieces are missing.

Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, Pit 51 A. 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11–13, 2061–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 26.2 cm (10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.949

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes