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Canopic jar lid

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This canopic jar is made of cartonnage(plaster-soaked linen) is fashioned in the shape of a human head. Due to decay, a large portion of the face is missing; however, parts of the wig and the broad collar are still visible. The wig was originally painted blue but has faded to green; the collar...

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Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, Pit 10A. 1915: 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: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11–early Dynasty 12, 2010–1961 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 12.1 x 7 cm (4 3/4 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.425

Medium or Technique

Cartonnage

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes