Cat Goddess Animal Funerary Urn
Bastet Canopic Jar
9.5 inches high
Ancient Egyptians believed cats to be the
embodiment of Bastet, the Egyptian goddess of the Sun's warmth and life-giving
Their remarkable craftsmanship captures the beauty of this Bastet Jar made of
cold cast bronze and hand painted with detailed features all the way around the
This jar is not sealed like an urn, which is normally very heavy and screws
shut. Jar lid does not screw shut on this canopic jar. If you put kitty remains
in it, best to place in a plastic bag first.
Among the ancient Egyptians, canopic jars
were covered funerary vases, intended to keep the viscera of a mummy, and were
commonly made of limestone, pottery, wood, or bronze. All the viscera were not
kept in a single canopic jar, but rather each organ in its own.
Fine details, vivid, and unique colors.
Holds about a quart and a half of non-liquid material.