Egypt in South Africa

Religious/grave objects

There are a few religious/grave objects within Iziko’s collection. Ancient Egyptians had elaborate burial customs that they believed were necessary to ensure their immortality after death. Statuettes, mummified objects, canopic jars, ushabtis, grave models and a Middle Kingdom stela, to name a few, form part of the Ancient Egyptian collection.

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The funerary display at the Iziko Slave Lodge consisting of canopic jars, a reed coffin etc.