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Hawk-headed canopic jar

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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...

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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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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




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

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes