EXTREMELY RARE Ancient Egypt Artifact CANOPIC JARD LID Bronze Camel or Bird For Sale

EXTREMELY RARE Ancient Egypt Artifact CANOPIC JARD LID Bronze Camel or Bird
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EXTREMELY RARE Ancient Egypt Artifact CANOPIC JARD LID Bronze Camel or Bird:
$455.00

EXTREMELY RARE Ancient Egypt Artifact CANOPIC JARD LID Bronze Camel or Birdcanopic jar lid. Egypt, 3rd Intermediate Period, 1069-664 BC. Lid in the form of a bird or camel
Canopic jars are containers that were used by the ancient Egyptians during the mummification process, to store and preserve the viscera of their owner for the afterlife. They were commonly either carved from limestone or made of pottery.[1] These jars were used by the ancient Egyptians from the time of the Old Kingdom, until the time of the Late Period or the Ptolemaic Period, by which time the viscera were simply wrapped and placed with the body.[2] The viscera were not kept in a single canopic jar: each jar was reserved for specific organs. The term canopic reflects the mistaken association by early Egyptologists with the Greek legend of Canopus – the boat captain of Menelaus on the voyage to Troy – "who was buried at Canopus in the Delta where he was worshipped in the form of a jar".[3] In alternative versions, the name derives from the location Canopus (now Abukir) in the western Nile Delta near Alexandria, where human-headed jars were worshipped as personifications of the god Osiris.[4] Canopic jars of the Old Kingdom were rarely inscribed and had a plain lid. In the Middle Kingdom inscriptions became more usual, and the lids were often in the form of human heads. By the Nineteenth Dynasty each of the four lids depicted one of the four sons of Horus, as guardians of the organs.
71mm.
Larkin Collection / Holyland Judaea find
Dimensions in Picture
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