Egypt (Giza, G 2360 A) Old Kingdom, Dynasties 5-6, 2465-2152 B.C.E.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition 1913
Photo © Joan Ann Lansberry
(From left to right)
Height: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.)
"Beginning in the 4th dynasty, the Egyptians placed the mummified lungs, liver, stomach, and intestines in special jars, known today as canopic jars. During the Old Kingdom, these jars were plain, with thich, tapering sides and flat lids. This set comes from the tomb of an individual whose identity remains unknown." (From info card)