RARE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN PHARAONIC ANTIQUE ANUBIS Canopic Jar EGYPT History. The Canopic jars were used by the ancient Egyptians during the mummification process to hold the internal organs which were removed from the deceased. They were carved from limestone or made from pottery, and commonly used in Egypt old kingdom till the Ptolemaic period. They were stone vessels with flat lids and the human-headed faced masks were added later on in the old kingdom.
In the late 18th dynasty, the stoppers of the jars were shaped with the head of fours minor funerary deities known as the "Four Sons of Horus" who were also considered the cardinal compass points, they are the baboon-headed Happy, the human-headed Imsety, the jackal-headed Duamutef, and the falcon-headed Qebehsenuef. The canopic jars were four in number and were used to hold organs like the stomach, intestines, lungs and liver after being removed from the body, embalmed, anointed and wrapped in linen as for the heart, well the ancient Egyptian choose to leave it in its place as they believed that the heart held the soul.Please visit the store continuously, you will find everything new and everything you seek to acquire. If you have any question please ask We are her to answer all your question. The date represent date of birth or date of rule or date of start appearance and the items made antique style with good condition. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Other Decorative Collectibles". The seller is "egypt_history" and is located in this country: EG. This item can be shipped worldwide.