A pair of canopic Grand Tour Carrara marble urns, Italy first half of the 19th century

These canopic urns crowned by Imsety, the human-headed deity representing the south and patronized by the goddess Isis. Imsety is wearing the striped headscarf nemes, worn by pharaohs in ancient Egypt. Around the waist are carved pseudo-hieroglyphs and the winged sun disk representing the union of the falcon god Horus and the sun god Ra, a symbol of the union of the two lands of Egypt.

Condition: Good condition
Year: First half of 19th century
W: 23 cm
H: 60 cm