Canopic Jars were used by the ancient Egyptian during the rituals of mummification processes. These were used as containers in which to hold the internal organs of the deceased that was going to be mummified. The ancient Egyptians before mummifying their pharaohs and dead took out the internal soft organs. These organs contained a lot of fluid and could cause the body to putrefy and decompose quickly. The jars had lids or stoppers that were shaped as the head of one of the minor funerary deities known as the Four Sons of HORUS. It was the job of these four deities to protect the internal organs of the deceased; the Ancient Egyptians firmly believed that the deceased required his or her organs in order to be reborn in the Afterlife. For use in the afterlife they would be bandaged and vital organs placed individually in Canopic Jars. + 10.8cm (4.3″ Inches) Tall, 8.2cm (3.2″) Length & 8cm (3.2 Inches) in Width. + 1070 grams in weight. + Intact in original condition, No repairs or restoration. + Place of Origin : Luxor/Egypt. + All items are %100 guaranteed to be authentic antiques. Items are always described to the best of our ability, and we guarantee our descriptions to be as accurate as possible. + All items listed by ANCIENT_HOUSE have been legally acquired from Legitimate Sources, Antique shops and Private collectors in Egypt. We guarantee your full satisfaction with every sale. + We only sell Quality, Fine Arts, Antiquities & Very Unique itemsYou wont be disappointed. + ANCIENT_HOUSE have been involved in antique trading since 1965. The item “Rare Large Antique Egyptian BOX Set of 4 Canopic Jars Organs Storage Statues” is in sale since Friday, May 25, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Antiquities\Egyptian”. The seller is “ancient_house” and is located in ON. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Material: Stone
- Provenance: Private Collection