Rare Ancient Egyptian Antique Statue Set Of 4 Canopic Jars Egypt Carved Stone. Canopic jars are vessels that were used by the ancient Egyptians during the mummification process, to store and preserve the entrails of their owner for the afterlife.
They were usually either carved from limestone, or made of pottery. The ancient Egyptians used these jars from the time of the Old Kingdom until the late or Ptolemaic period, at which time the viscera were simply rolled up and placed with the body.
The viscera were not kept in a single canopic jar: each jar was reserved for specific organs. The term Canopy reflects the erroneous association among early Egyptologists with the Greek myth of Canopus - the captain of Menelaus' boat on his voyage to Troy - who was buried at Canopus in the Delta where he was worshiped in the form of an urn. In alternative versions, the name derives from the site of Canopus (present-day Abu Qir) In the western Nile Delta near Alexandria, where human-headed jars were worshiped as an embodiment of the god Osiris. There are 4 canopic vessels, each of which depicts one of the four sons of Horus, as guardians of the organs inside the vessels.
The canopic vessels take the form of the four sons of Horus (Hapi). To guard the lungs and(emsti) to guard the liver and (domotif) to guard the stomach and (Kabhasnov) to guard the intestines and that there be dead dead, and these viscera in the afterlife preserved. Size: You Can Estimate it which in hand's appear.Color: As Shown In Pictures. : That the Item Will Delivered to You As Shown in Pictures Therefore we recommend that you see the picture well and then take your decision and take your responsibility. In any case, if you are not satisfied with the product, first, please contact me and I will do everything to your??