The zeir, or big jar, is decorated with Coptic symbols including fish, crosses, and plants. The neck of the jar is adorned with a Nile fish and the lower area is divided into scenes separated by columns.
The four canopic jars are made of fine alabaster and they have human heads as stoppers. The canopic jars are inscribed with hieroglyphic signs filled with blue paste containing the name of the deceased called Maherepri and the names of the gods in-charge of protecting the internal organs of the deceased.
This jar contains pictures of fish and doves, important symbols in Coptic religious art. The fish is a symbol of the disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ and of believers. It is also a symbol of Christ Himself and of Tobias of the Old Testament.