Canopic Jar of Duamutef

The four sons of Horus were a group of four gods in ancient Egyptian religion, who were essentially the personifications of the four canopic jars, which accompanied mummified bodies. Here is Duamutef canopic jar decorated with a lid in the shape of a jackal head, sacred animal of Anubis. Duamutef, the jackal-headed son of Horus, protected the stomach of the deceased and was in turn protected by the goddess Neith.

Canopic Jar of Duamutef
Canopic Jar of Duamutef. Photo: Sandro Vannini

Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, ca. 990-976 BC. From the Royal Cachette (DB320), Deir el-Bahari, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 26254

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