Ancient Egypt Baboon Head Canopic Jar
Art in History’s replica is an example of canopic jars found in the tomb of Ramses II. Canopic jars were used by ancient Egyptians to hold mummified remains.
Canopic jars were decorated with sculpted heads of the Four Sons of Horus. Horus was god of the sky and depicted as a falcon-headed man. The Sons of Horus were a group of four Egyptian gods, personified by four canopic jars, each with a top representing a human or animal head. Each organ was guarded by a different jar: the liver by Imsety (human head), the lungs by Hapi (baboon head), the stomach by Duamatef (jackal head), and the intestines by Qebehsenuf (falcon head).
This kit includes: ceramic baboon head canopic jar replica, paintbrush, sponges, plates, paint, and lesson plan download. Lesson plan contains: history of the artifact, history of the time period, full color map, designs & motifs, and step-by-step decorating instructions.