User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Hawk-headed canopic jar

Start collecting

This canopic jar is carved of dark yellow-brown travertine (Egyptian alabaster) with horizontal white veining. It exhibits generally wide proportions with convex, slightly flaring sides. Its lid is carved of compact, also hirzontally veined travertine of lighter color. It takes the form of a...

Show Full Description

Provenance

From Giza, Isis temple, pit in room P. 1926: 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: January 1, 1926)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period–Hellenistic Period (Pt, 1070–30 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 24.3 x 14.8 cm (9 9/16 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

26.895

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes