Ancient Egyptian Imesty or Amset Canopic Jar, New Kingdom, Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.
The canopic jars were four in number, each for the safekeeping of particular human organs: the stomach, intestines, lungs, and liver, all of which, it was believed, would be needed in the afterlife. Imsety, the human-headed god representing the South, whose jar contained the liver and was protected by the goddess Isis.
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