Canopic Jars Pencil Tube

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Exclusive to the British Museum, a children’s pencil set inspired by ancient Egyptian canopic jars.

The pencil set is part of a range accompanying the British Museum exhibition Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt.

The tube is made in the UK from printed cardboard and contains 12 coloured pencils. The tube is decorated with illustrative images of the four heads typically depicted on ancient Egyptian canopic jars.

Canopic jars were used by the Ancient Egyptians during the mummification process to store and preserve the internal organs of the deceased for the afterlife. Originally plain in design, by the Nineteenth Dynasty, the lids would commonly feature depictions of the four sons of Horus, each associated with a single organ; baboon-headed Hapi with the lungs, jackal-headed Duamutef with the stomach, falcon-headed Qebehsenuef with the intestines, and the human-headed Imsety with the liver.

A fun children’s gift inspired by ancient Egypt.

  • Product Code: CMCS75820
  • Product Weight: 0.08Kg
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • Dimensions: H10.5 x Dia.3.5cm
  • Exhibition: Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt
  • Postage Weight: 0.50 Kg

Exclusive to the British Museum, a children’s pencil set inspired by ancient Egyptian canopic jars.

The pencil set is part of a range accompanying the British Museum exhibition Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt.

The tube is made in the UK from printed cardboard and contains 12 coloured pencils. The tube is decorated with illustrative images of the four heads typically depicted on ancient Egyptian canopic jars.

Canopic jars were used by the Ancient Egyptians during the mummification process to store and preserve the internal organs of the deceased for the afterlife. Originally plain in design, by the Nineteenth Dynasty, the lids would commonly feature depictions of the four sons of Horus, each associated with a single organ; baboon-headed Hapi with the lungs, jackal-headed Duamutef with the stomach, falcon-headed Qebehsenuef with the intestines, and the human-headed Imsety with the liver.

A fun children’s gift inspired by ancient Egypt.

  • Product Code: CMCS75820
  • Product Weight: 0.08Kg
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • Dimensions: H10.5 x Dia.3.5cm
  • Exhibition: Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt
  • Postage Weight: 0.50 Kg
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