Canopic Jar of Imseti, Large Human Headed Egyptian Jar
Imseti, one of the 4 Egyptian Canopic Jars in use from the Old Kingdom on in Egypt to store internal organs removed during the process of mummification.
Canopic Jar of Imseti, Large Human Headed Egyptian Jar by Museum Replicas
Egyptian Canopic Jars were in use from the Old Kingdom onwards in Egypt to store various internal organs removed during the process of mummification. They were four in number and eventually came to represent the Four Sons of Horus. Each jar had a characteristic head associated with the demi-god charged with the safekeeping of a particular human organ. The four genii also represented the four cardinal points of the compass.
Imseti, the human-headed jar representing the south, contained the liver and was protected by the goddess Isis.
This jar is based on those currently in the Egyptian Musuem, Cairo and date from 600 BC. It is made of bonded stone with an antique stone finish and is about 8 3/4 inches tall with removable lid.
Note the lid does not fit snugly on this set of jars, so if you want to
use this item as a funeral urn, we suggest sealing it with wax or
permanently with epoxy glue.