Canopic jars

Middle Egypt, 380-343 BCE The four sons of Horus, carved in limestone, hold the organs of Djedbastetiuefankh, priest of the goddess Neith. Duamutef, with the head of a jackal, protects the stomach. Hapy, with the head of a baboon, protects the lungs. Imsety, with the head of a human, protects the liver. Qebehsenuef, with the head of a hawk, protects the intestines. Should Djedbastetiuefankh or any of the gods or goddesses ever call for these organs, we’d need to tell them to return to their places among the dead.