Canopic vase Amset - Human head
Made by French craftsmen, this reproduction of an Egyptian canopic vase is made of engobed and patinated terracotta.
The original work of this New Kingdom Amset canopic vase is on display at the Pelizaeus Museum in Hildesheim, Germany.
In ancient Egypt, the four canopic vases, numbering four, were intended to receive the embalmed viscera of the deceased. They were deposited near the sarcophagus, in the tomb chamber of the tomb.
Amset, with a human head, watches over the stomach, Hapi with a baboon head over the intestines, Douamoutef looks like a dog and protects the lungs, Qebekhsenouf with a falcon head, the liver.
- Museum :
- Musée du Louvre
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- Model dimensions :
- 25 cm x 13 cm
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