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Ca·no·pic

or ca·no·pic  (kə-nō′pĭk, -nŏp′ĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being an ancient Egyptian vase, urn, or jar used to hold the viscera of an embalmed body.

[After Canopus1.]
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The showcased artefacts include a collection of several shapes and sizes of clay pots and canopic jars, as well as coins, statues, tombstones, offering tables, and jewellery.
They talked about how the organs were removed from the body and stored in canopic jars for use in the afterlife, and how the brain was removed through the nose
Neil Silberblatt's poems have appeared, or will be appearing soon, in numerous journals, including Poetica Magazine, The Otter, The Aurorean, Two Bridges Review, Oddball Magazine, Verse Wisconsin, Muddy River Poetry Review, Nixes Mate Review, Naugatuck River Review, Chantarelle's Notebook, Canopic Jar, First Literary Review-East, and The Good Men Project.
From its glorious 300-word first sentence to the stately canopic imagery of its climactic scenes, Mend the Living mimics the rhythm of the processes it depicts - the troughs and peaks of grief and protocol, of skills utilised and acceptance finally achieved," wrote Guardian reviewer MJohn Harrison.
Preserving and wrapping a dead body was meant to prepare the dead for the afterlife, and the process included removing and storing internal organs in canopic jars, including the lungs, liver, stomach and intestines.
Wednesday's statement said the chamber contains four canopic jars and a plate with hieroglyphic writings meant to protect the body.
Inside the box were four canopic jars filled with the organs of the deceased, likely a daughter of King Emnikamaw.
while Side Effects, 2015, is an array of large handblown glass containers filled with the pigments used to coat the most recent class of HIV medicines, a field of latter-day canopic jars containing not the remains of the dead but the life-prolonging medical substances of the living.
The hands of an embalmer made an incision, extracted organs and placed them in canopic jars, returned the heart to its perfumed cavity, tucked the amulet between cloth bandages, which encircled the chest of the corpse.
On display are canopic jars, mashrabiya, and items dating to the rule of Nectanebo II, and the museum also has a collection of jewelry, weapons, statuary and glassware.
Both exhibitions, and those at the British Museum and Manchester Museum before them, represent the increasing movement of curators taking what could be viewed as cliches of Egyptology--coffins, canopic jars, mummies --and adding a technological spin or a novel change of viewpoint.
Egyptian canopic jars, which were used to hold the mummified remains of the dead