Canopic jar
Around 1000 B.C.
 
 
 


 

Canopic jars were used to hold the internal organs taken out of a body when it was mummified. Each organ was protected by one of the four sons of Horus. The four sons of Horus were shown as a human, a jackal, a baboon and a hawk. The lids of canopic jars were carved to look like the heads of these four gods.

This canopic jar represents the jackal god, Duamutef, who protects the stomach.


To learn more about the other sons of Horus, see the Mummification chapter.

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