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Canopic jar

Middle Kingdom
Dynasty 12, late–early 13
ca. 1850–1700 B.C.
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, Tomb of Senwosret (758), inside, Pit 805 chamber SE corner, MMA excavations, 1907–08
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
H. 26 × Diam. 18.8 cm (10 1/4 × 7 3/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1915
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 109
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 325.

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