August 16, 2022

The canopy jar stored the mummy’s stomach, intestines, lungs, and liver. The mind was left in the body because ancient people believed it to hold the spirit. These four jar files complete one set. The jar lid is stylized to look like a jackal, falcon, human, or baboon. It represents the four sons of Horus, the god of the sky in ancient Egypt.

His sons were Duamtev, Kebesenuev, Inseti, and Hapi, who were believed to be guardians of the body organs.

Today, at the National Museum of Korea, you can see 230 Egyptian treasures, including mummies, caskets, sculptures, and ornaments, rented from the Brooklyn Museum in New York. The special exhibition will continue until April 9th.