Ancient Egypt, 1550-1070 B.C. Marble.
The ancient Egyptians believed in the beyond, in eternal life. This believe made them keep their bodies in an artificial way to reuse them in the beyond.
When an Egyptian died, he was subjected to embalmment, process by which he would become a Mummy. In the first treatment the body would be cleaned and organs would be extracted by an incision on the left side.
Then they would proceed to the de-watering of the body with natron. Process in which organs were also dried. When the body was finally dry and organs preserved, the body would be cleaned and bandaged, by applying ointments and doing magical rituals.
Canopen glasses represented the four children of the God Horus, each one of them having assigned a specific organ.
Qebehsenuef, with a hawk head represents the West and it is intended to contain the intestine.
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Obtained at the Chiswick auctions, London, United Kingdom, 2017. Declaration of origin took place in Catawiki’s archive.
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Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.No delivery and the seller does not respond to messages.Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.We apologize for the inconveniences and problems with your order. The piece you kindly bought was unusually rejected by the Spanish customs as it is a "weapon". We again asked the Ministry of Culture of Spain for another license with which, in theory, we should have been able to send the package. However, this was rejected again by customs. We called and informed with several transport agencies without success, but we never give up trying to give a good service to a client and answer all messages. At the end you decided to cancel your order before we were able to solve the problem. Of course we understand you are disappointed and we are very sorry for that, but we tried to do our best.
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