Set of 4 Egyptian Gold Canopic Jars Ancient Egypt Decorative Treasures
- This set of 4 Golden Egyptian Canopic Jars are made from resin and have been Hand painted and finished in golds, reds and blues, colours typically associated with Egyptian imagery.
- Please note, this listing is for a set of 4 only.
- Dimensions: Approx Height 12cm
Please note, this listing is for a set of 4 only. Canopic Jars were used in the mummification process. The removed body parts were cleaned and mummified, then placed into four special jars called canopic jars. Each canopic jar had a lid with the head of a god. Imsety (a male headed god) guarded the liver. Qebehsenuef, (a falcon-headed god) held the intestines. Hapy (a baboon-headed god) looked after the lungs. Duamutef (a jackal-headed god) guarded the stomach. The heart remained in the body as it was believed to be important in a ceremony that took place in the afterlife.