Unique urns, handmade in Tuscany – for your loyal companion
Kanopet makes exquisite urns for keeping your pet’s ashes at home. The ashes jars, in the form of ancient Egyptian canopic jars, ensure a dignified final resting place for your departed pet. The elegant urns are made by hand in Volterra, Tuscany, from high-quality alabaster. The elaborate manufacturing process ensures each urn is unique. Care your loyal companion deserves.
A special resting place for a loyal companion
Kanopet makes it possible for a beloved pet to keep their place in the heart of your home, even after they've passed away. You will be comforted by the knowledge that your cherished pet, having made their final journey, is back home for good.
Example of an Egyptian canopic jar
In Ancient Egypt, canopic jars were used during the mummification process to store the viscera of their owners. The earliest examples date from the end of the fourth dynasty of Meresankh III. The pot-bellied jars, topped with lids shaped like animal heads, were made from clay, alabaster and limestone back then. The term “canopic” refers to Admiral Canopus, who led the mythological fleet, along with Isis and Osiris, the Egyptian god of the afterlife, to India.
Precious alabaster from Tuscany
Individual Kanopet urns are made in the Italian region of Tuscany using traditional craft methods. They are made from alabaster – a mineral composed of calcium sulphate and crystallised water. It looks similar to marble, but is softer and feels warmer to the touch. It is prized by sculptors for carving figures, reliefs and receptacles. The alabaster used for Kanopet’s urns comes from the area around Volterra, an important centre of this precious material.
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Our workshop will craft the urn you ordered with a great deal of love and care.
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