Canopic Jars were widely used for the preservation of
the Internal Organs. The design went through various phases,
starting with four human headed jars. The name Canopic from the
town of Canopus, where human headed jars were worshiped
as the personification of Osiris.
A later development, and perhaps the best known, was the use
of jars with stoppers shaped to represent the Four
sons of Horus. The set shown here are of that type.