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Small Canopic Jars
The Four Sons of Horus

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Canopic jars were in use from the Old Kingdom onwards in Egypt to store various internal organs removed during the process of mummification. These four genii also represent the four cardinal points of the compass. Duamutef, the jackal-headed jar representing the east, contained the stomach and was protected by the goddess Neith. Qebehsenuef, the falcon-headed jar, representing the west, contained the intestines and was protected by the goddess Nephthys. Imseti, the human-headed jar representing the south, contained the liver and was protected by the Goddesss Isis. The fourth jar had the head of Hapi and contained still further organs.
This is a set of four small Canopic Jars measuring 4.5" tall with easily removed lids.

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