Complete set of canopic jars (limestone) Ca…

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.