grandegyptianmuseum: Complete set of canopic …

grandegyptianmuseum:

Complete set of canopic jars (limestone)

Canopic jars were made to contain the organs that were removed from the body in the process of mummification: the lungs, liver, intestines and stomach. Each organ was protected by one of the Four Sons of Horus: Hapy (lungs), Imsety (liver), Duamutef (stomach) and Qebehsenuef (intestines).

Third Intermediate Period, ca. 1070-664 BC. Now in the Detroit Institute of Arts.