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Canopic jar (Hapi)
Funerary monument and ornaments
Saïtic period, Dynasty XXVI (664-525 B.C.)
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Canopic jars were the containers used to preserve the entrails removed from corpses during the mummification process. The entrails were protected by the four sons of Horus: Hapi, the monkey, was the protector of the lungs.

Inventory: Inv. MB 35

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