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$22,439.00 USD

Dating back to the Third Intermediate Period/Ptolemaic period (ca. 837-30 BCE) this is an authentic Ancient Egyptian canopic jar, depicting falcon-headed Qebehsenuef - one of the Four Sons of Horus!

Qebehsenuef is a funeral diety, associated with the canopic jar that contained the human intestines. His name means "He who purifies his brother by means of libation".

He was in turn overseen and protected by the goddess Serket, the goddess of healing venomous stings and bites. 

This artifact measures ~15.5" tall x 5.5" wide, including custom stand and can be shipped worldwide. 

Canopic jars were an important part of the mummification and burial process - the preservation and storage of a person's organs for the afterlife. 

Canopic jars came in sets of four and despite originally being quite plain, by the Ninteenth dynasty each of the four lids would depict one of Horus' four sons as the guardians of the organs. 

The jars were used to ensure the safekeeping of the stomach, intestines, lungs and liver as it was believed they'd be needed in the afterlife.

The heart, believed to be the seat of the soul, was left inside of the body (often under the protection of a scarab) to ensure it would remain intact for the Weighing Ceremony - judgement in the afterlife.

**Sourced from a Los Angeles, USA art and artifact collection**