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Canopic jar lid

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This lid to a canopic jar is carved of light-colored travertine (Egyptian alabaster). Details of the wig are rendered by incision, while facial details are modeled and accented with black paint, especially the eyes and brows.


By 1962: Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt collection; 1962: given to the MFA by Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt. (Accession Date: May 22, 1905)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.


Height x diameter: 12.5 x 5 cm (4 15/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes