Four sons of horus: hapy - duamutef - imsety - qebehsenuef. The four sons of horus were a group of four gods in egyptian religion, who were essentially the personifications of the four canopic jars, which accompanied mummified bodies. Customer satisfaction is very important to us.If you have any problem with your order, . Please visit our store to check out other items for sale. Thank you for shopping at karlos egypt store. Since the heart was thought to embody the soul, it was left inside the body. The brain was thought only to be the origin of mucus, so it was reduced to liquid, removed with metal hooks, and discarded. This left the stomach (and small intestines), liver, large intestines, and lungs, which were removed, embalmed and stored, each organ in its own jar. There were times when embalmers deviated from this scheme: during the 21st dynasty they embalmed and wrapped the viscera and returned them to the body, while the canopic jars remained empty symbols. Canopic jars used by the ancient egyptians during the mummification process to store and reserve the viscera of their owner for the afterlife. They were commonly either carved from limestone or were made of pottery. These jars were used by the ancient egyptians from the time of the old kingdom until the time of the late period or the ptolemaic period, by which time the viscera were simply wrapped and placed with the body. The viscera were not kept in a single canopic jar: each jar was reserved for specific organs. The name "canopic" reflects the mistaken association by early egyptologists with the greek legend of canopus.
Canopic jars of the old kingdom were rarely inscribed and had a plain lid. In the middle kingdom inscriptions became more usual, and the lids were often in the form of human heads.
By the nineteenth dynasty each of the four lids depicts one of the four sons of horus, as guardians of the organs. This item is made of polystone.