Enamelled Douamoutef canopic vase
In the funeral furniture of the pharaohs, there are wooden or stone chests housing a series of 4 vases, most often stone as alabaster artistically carved. These vases, called Canopes after the city of Kanopos located east of Alexandria, where the first copies were found, contained the viscera of the deceased.
These were entrusted and protected by Horus' four sons, whose heads most often decorated the covers: Douamoutef resembles a dog and protects the lungs, Amset, with a human head (hence the name dill, a plant renowned for its preservation properties) for the stomach, Hapi with a baboon head watches over the intestines, Qebekhsenouf with a falcon head, the liver.
Made by French craftsmen, this reproduction of Egyptian work is made of engobed and enamelled terracotta.
Original work on display at the Cairo Museum, Egypt
- Museum :
- Musée du Louvre
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- Model dimensions :
- 24 cm x 13 cm
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