Relief with hieroglyphs and gods from the naos of Apries at Sais
Relief with hieroglyphs and gods from the naos of Apries at Sais. The naos and the city were described by Herodotus in his History. The goddess lifting her hands is Meret, the personification of rhythmic music and chant. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian Period/ Date: Late period, 26th Dynasty 664 - 525 BC. Material: Basalt. Place of Origin: Sa el-Hagar. Credit: Werner Forman Archive/ Musee Royaux d' Arts et d' Histoire, Brussels E.5818. Location: 49
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Thoth as Baboon, Canopic Jar, 22nd Dynasty, c1550BC-1069 BC. Artist: Unknown
Thoth as Baboon, Canopic Jar, 22nd Dynasty, c1550BC-1069 BC. Containers used to store internal organs removed from the deceased's body during mummification. Their stoppers were made in the likeness of Horus?s sons, funerary gods whose role was to guard the internal organs. Qebehsenuef, with the head of a falcon, looked after the intestines, Hapy, with the head of a baboon, safeguarded the lungs, Duamutef, with the head of a jackal, protected the stomach, and Imsety, with a human head, looked after the liver. Louvre.
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