February 6, 2014
The more than 2,000-year-old canopic jar recently acquired for the Cazenovia Public Library Museum’s Egypt Gallery, top left, is now on display in the mummy case. The artifact was purchased for the library collection through funds received from a Central New York Community Foundation grant.
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Canopic jar now resides in Hen’s mummy case
A new item has been added to the Cazenovia Public Library Museum’s Egypt Gallery collection, that, along with a mummified falcon acquired five years ago, adds to the museum’s interpretation of funerary rites of ancient Egypt. The completely intact alabaster canopic jar — once used to hold mummified internal organs — now sits inside the museum’s mummy case, overlooking Hen, a 2,000-year-old mummy, and directly opposite the mummified falcon representing Horus, the god of the sun, war and protection.