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Canopic jar and lid of Queen Meresankh III

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This is one of four canopic jars, all of slightly different proportions, carved of white limestone. The bases range from narrow to wide, but all have straight sides that flare outward from the base to high, somewhat abrupt shoulders that turn in towards rolled rims. Each has been provided...

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Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 7530 A, in debris of canopic pit. 1927: 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: 1927)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura, 2532–2510 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 26.5 cm (w / lid), Diameter: 15.5 cm; Height: 25.2 cm (w / lid), Diameter: 16.2 cm; Height: 25.6 cm, Diameter: 20.0 cm; Height: 26.0 cm (w / lid)

Accession Number

27.1551.2

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Canopics and Canopic Boxes