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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 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. ...

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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

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




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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes