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[One of] four tall limestone canopic dummy (?) jars without lids, [Type V b]; not smoothly dressed, chisel marks all over. Illustration: Yes. Illustration scale: 1:2


  • ID
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
    Tomb equipment-Canopics and canopic Boxes
  • Findspot
    Pit G 4813 D, chamber
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Height: 40.5 cm Diameter: 16 - 17 cm
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
  • Journal d'Entree number
  • Cairo Special Register number
  • Cairo Special Register number
  • Period
    Old Kingdom
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Notes
    Four canopic jars originally registered as HUMFA_35-11-89; now in collection of Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM_4414, GEM_4416, GEM_4419, and GEM_4421; formerly EMC_JE_67595, EMC_JE_67592, EMC_JE_67593, and EMC_JE_67594, respectively). A large portion of Special Register section 7 (volumes 13-16) was originally misnumbered, with the object numbers following in sequence from section 1 volume 4; these numbers have thus been given EMC_SR_1 prefixes, despite being recorded in section 7. Hence this canopic jar is EMC_SR_1/14299 (EMC_SR_7/14299 having been used elsewhere for a scarab). The SR numbering was then ammended to the proper section 7 sequence, and this canopic jar was given number EMC_SR_7/23372.

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 4813

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Unpublished Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Reisner, George A., and William Stevenson Smith. The Tomb of Hetep-Heres the Mother of Cheops: a Study of Egyptian Civilization in the Old Kingdom. A History of the Giza Necropolis 2. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1955, p. 95 (incorrectly listed as 1 jar), fig. 140.