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Human-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 that curve inward to a wide mouth. Its lid is carved of a compact, also horizontally veined travertine of...

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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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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




Height x width: 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