Ancient Egyptian Canopic burial jar, 800-200 BC.

 
Ancient Egyptian Canopic burial jar, 800-200 BC.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Description

An alabaster Canopic jar with a portrait of Mestha on the lid, found in Sakarrah, Egypt. Canopic jars were burial urns which were used to hold the entrails of bodies embalmed for burial. Mestha was the god of large intestines of the deceased.

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10284164

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