Global Art & Artifacts

Hand Carved Limestone Miniature Canopic Jar with Stopper. Egypt.

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Incised onto front, hieroglyphs.  On the stopper, a representation of Isis, an Egyptian goddess of the moon, love, magic, fertility and healing.  Following the death of her husband Osiris, she took on the role of a goddess of the dead and of funeral rites.


OR,  it could be a modern day depiction of Imsety, the human head son of Horus and protector of the liver.  Well, they did put human organs in the canopic jars back then.


OR, it could be a representation of a “prince” of one of the royal kings of the time.


Regardless, this is a stately limestone jar . . .  with a place to store a pair of earings or a very small liver.  Stand not included.


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