Order now this unique set of carefully-engraved and hand-painted canopic jars, made with the finest, most durable basalt stone. Each jar is embellished with different intricate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and motifs that were commonly found on canopic jars from the New Kingdom.
Following in the tradition of ancient Egyptian funeral practices, each of these canopic jars represents the protective deities, the Four Sons of Horus – Hapy, Imsety, Duamutef, and Qebehsenuef. Each of them is responsible for guarding the mummified internal organs for the afterlife.
The fine line work and precise carving is all done by talented Egyptian small families.
Own a unique piece of art that not only serves as an awe-inspiring decor piece but also showcases the underappreciated talent of Egyptian craftsmanship in Luxor.
Dimensions: 13 H, 8 W cm (5 H, 3 W inches)
Canopic jars were used by the Ancient Egyptians during the mummification process to store and preserve the viscera of their owner for the afterlife. These would then be placed alongside the sarcophagus or coffin in their tomb or burial site. Additionally, they would sometimes also contain the ashes of a favored pet or animal of the deceased.
While this item is a general storage object, it is the perfect urn to store and memorialize the ashes of a favorite pet, so they can remain close to you and your family. This jar has a large opening to make it easy to deposit any remains and can be easily sealed with silicone adhesive gel or strong glue to make sure it remains safe and sealed. The lid is removable (in keeping with how they were traditionally made in ancient Egypt) and is polished with a thin layer of wax for protection.