Anyway, right now the urn is sitting on a small table in the bathroom. Several people have been giving me suggestions as to a possible use, from a cookie jar (too small) to a decorative vase. I'll probably end up using for storage of some type, I don't know. It's nice looking. It's Egyptian.
There was a bit of literature in the box about what canopic jars were used for during the mummification process. What is interesting, however, is that it's listed as being a jackals's head canopic jar. There's no mention of it being designed for pet ashes. So I'm thinking someone looked at it and said to themselves "gee, that would make a great urn." What ever, I bought, and I'm not one to make a return simply because it's not something I'm going to use. I shall just have to find some purpose for it.