Friday, May 25, 2012

Canopic Jar and chest props from The Mummy movies...

In The Mummy movie franchise these Egyptian Canopic Jars housed the preserved organs of Anck-Su-Namun, High Priest Imhotep's lover who he wants to resurrect.

Original props from The Mummy and The Mummy Returns on display
Mummy Canopic Jar chest movie props
Mummy chest movie prop
Mummy Canopic Jar chest movie props
These jar and chest props featured in the fantasy-adventure movies were photographed on display at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 26, 2012.

The Mummy movie poster
Mummy movie poster
Canopic Jars like these were used by the Ancient Egyptians during the mummification process and each jar contained a specific organ which were placed inside a chest. The jar with the jackal-headed god 'Duamatef' was meant for the stomach, whilst the baboon-headed jar of the god 'Hapi' held the lungs.

In the movies there were five jars featured, whilst apparently in real-life there were only four types of jars and no lion-headed ones. I can certainly forgive any factual inaccuracies, as it is a fun fantasy movie after all.

Canpoic Jar props from The Mummy movies
Canopic Jar Mummy movie prop
Canopic Jar Mummy movie prop
Mummy Canopic Jars movie props
Mummy Canopic Jar movie prop
Mummy Canopic Jar movie prop
If you like these props, be sure to check out more original costumes, props and cars from The Mummy movies on display.

The Mummy Returns movie poster
The Mummy Returns movie poster
Buy the movies: The Mummy [Blu-ray]

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