4 RARE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ANTIQUE UNIQUE 4 CANOPIC Jars Mummification Old Egypt EC. Height : 17 cm width : 6 cm. Canopic jars also known as jars of the old kingdom were the containers used to hold the internal organs that were removed from the dead body before mummification. During the Old Kingdom, when mummification was in its infancy, the jars that served this purpose were stone vessels with a plain lid.It was not until the first intermediate period that the jars acquired a different human-headed stopper. From this time, too, the packages of viscera placed inside them were sometimes decorated with human-faced masks. Then, from the nineteenth dynasty onwards, the stoppers of the jars were each shaped like the head of one of the minor funerary deities known as the "four sons of Horus" depending on which organ it contained. My goal is to win customer trust to visit our store permanently. If you have any question about anything please ask about it without any hesitation and I will answer your question as soon as possible. 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".
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