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Canopic jar of Horemakhet

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This canopic jar and lid are part of a complete set (4). They are carved of yellow to white travertine (Egyptian alabaster) with generally horizontal white veining. The sides of the jar are slighly convex with no formal shoulders and the widest part just above the middle. The lid is shaped as...

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Provenance

From Giza, G 7524 A. 1929: 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: April 1, 1929)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25–30, 664–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height (jar): 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.) Height (lid) 9.4 cm (3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.1133a-b

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes