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Canopic jar with disk lid

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This limestone canopic jar and lid are carved of white limestone. The jar has virtually straight sides that flare outward from the base to wide-set shoulders and slighly rolled rim. The lid is disc shaped, characteristic of the Old Kingdom. The interior cavity was bored and widened by chisel...

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From Giza G 2353 B. 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 3–8, 2649–2134 B.C.




Height: 24 cm (9 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes