Skip to main content
This site is under construction. Thank you for your patience.

[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

Details

  • ID
    GEM_4416
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
    Tomb equipment-Canopics and canopic Boxes
  • Findspot
    Pit G 4813 D, chamber
  • Material
    Limestone
  • Dimensions
    Height: 39.5 cm Diameter: 16 - 17 cm
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
    HUMFA_35-11-89
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_67592
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_1/14300
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_7/23373
  • Period
    Old Kingdom
  • Date of Register Entry
    11/23/1935
  • 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_1/14300 (EMC_SR_7/14300 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_7/23373 (mislabeled on SR page as 23343).

Unpublished Documents 1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.

Photos 5