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Four straight sided canoic jars with flat bases and convex lids.


From Giza, tomb G 7249 A. 1927: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1927: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, 2500–2350 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


1. Height x diameter: 25.2 cm x 14.5 cm (with lid) 2. Height x diameter: 24.5 cm x 14.3 cm (with lid) 3. Height x diameter: 25.0 cm x 14.8 cm (with lid) 4. Height x diameter: 25.0 cm x 15.0 cm (no lid)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes