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Canopic jar with disk lid

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This limestone canopic jar and lid are carved of fine white limestone with fairly well smoothed surfaces. The jar has almost straight, slightly flaring sides that culminate in a rolled rim, which has several small chips/fragments missing from it. The lid is disc shaped, characteristic of the...

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Provenance

From Giza G 2360 A, chamber 2. 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.3105a-b

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes