Photo #5

During mummification, the deceased’s organs were placed in canopic jars, to be protected by the four sons of Horus: human-faced Imset protected the liver; baboon-faced Hapi protected the lungs; jackal-headed Duamutef protected the stomach; and falcon-headed Qebehsenuef protected the intestines.

Unknown provenance
Third Intermediate Period, 21st–24th dynasties
(1076–722 BCE)

© Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (Leiden, the Netherlands)

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