Definition of Canopic jar

1. Noun. A jar used in ancient Egypt to contain entrails of an embalmed body.

Exact synonyms: Canopic Vase
Generic synonyms: Jar



Definition of Canopic jar

1. Noun. (archaeology) An Egyptian pottery container in which the entrails of a mummy have been placed. ¹

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Literary usage of Canopic jar

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1. A History of Egypt by Sir John Pentland Mahaffy, Joseph Grafton Milne, Stanley Lane-Poole, William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1905)
"... from the Serapeum a canopic jar for the Apis III., from the tomb comes the canopic jar (MD 36 d), ..."

2. Egyptian Tales: Translated from the Papyri by William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1895)
"A silver dish, broken, and a canopic jar of alabaster, are in Paris ; another canopic jar, a palette, a kohl vase, and a heart scarab set in gold, ..."

3. Abydos by Arthur Edward Pearse Brome Weigall, W. M. Flinders Petrie, Edward Russell Ayrton, Charles Trick Currelly (1904)
"Painted tomb of Hor-dedu-ankh Painting on walls Paintings, traces of . Palettes, slate .... Pa-nefu " Pan-grave " pottery Pa than, canopic jar of ,, ushabti ..."

4. A Guide to the Third and Fourth Egyptian Rooms: Predynastic Antiquities by Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge, Harry Reginald Hall (1904)
"Massive painted wooden canopic jar box, inscribed with the name of Kua-tep, a high priestly official. Inside are the four alabaster jars, with painted ..."

5. Handbook of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts by Minneapolis Institute of Arts (1922)
"Cover of a canopic jar, Terracotta Ushabti, Wood Cover of a canopic jar used in the burial to contain the human viscera; if not earlier than the Empire ..."

6. The Tomb of Senebtisi at Lisht by Arthur C. Mace, Herbert Eustis Winlock (1916)
"... influence at any rate, a fresh development of the canopic jar, following very closely that of the anthropoid coffin (see p. 53). First, cartonnage masks ..."

7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... .r-_- П The last variety of peculiarly Etruscan pottery which alb fc- notice is the canopic jar, so called from its ..."

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