Definition of Canopic vase
1. Noun. A jar used in ancient Egypt to contain entrails of an embalmed body.
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Literary usage of Canopic vase
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1. A History of Sculpture by Harold North Fowler (1916)
"The reclining figure on the couch is not, however, an inevitable development from the canopic vase, but has another origin. The religious or ceremonial ..."
2. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Antiquities and Miscellaneous Objects by Thomas Bateman (1855)
"11 p. SCARABEUS carved in basalt. 12 to 13 p. Two mummy-shaped FIGURES in green porcelain. 14 p. Cast in bronze of a canopic vase with human head. 15 p. ..."
3. El Amrah and Abydos, 1899-1901 by David Randall-MacIver, Arthur Cruttenden Mace, Francis Llewellyn Griffith (1902)
"... "girdle tie" amulet in red jasper; painted glazed pottery dish ; pottery canopic vase (one of a set of four) ; bronze vase with lotus handle. ..."
4. A Concise Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities by William Smith, Francis Warre Cornish (1898)
"To the Egyptians was due the idea of the so-called canopic vase : that is, a vase made more or less in the likeness of the being whose remains it was ..."
5. Antique Gems: Their Origin, Uses, and Value as Interpreters of Ancient by Charles William King (1860)
"... of its large intrinsic valne, but the correspondence of the scale and material prove the identity ol the gem itself. canopic vase: Greco-Egyptian date. ..."
6. National Exhibition of Works of Art, at Leeds, 1868: Official Catalogue by Ralph N James, L Lefèvre (1868)
"EGYPTIAN TABLET, of hone stone, carved on one side with a canopic vase, on the other a deity holding two standards, ..."