Ancient Egyptian Blue Faience Canopic Jar of Duamutef - Jackal God - Stomach

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller celestial_nonesuch (745) 100%, Location: Boyertown, Pennsylvania, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 153800075403 Welcome toCelestial Nonesuch For Sale Today: Ancient Egyptian Blue Faience Canopic Jar of Duamutef - Jackal God - StomachThis is a very lovely Egyptian canopic jar featuring son of Horus, Duamutef, protector of the stomach in the mummification process. This jar looks quite ancient and is seemingly very rare but it has not been inspected by a professional. It has some light flaking/chipping around the rim and a bit of wear on the tips of the pointing ears. The underside of the lid and bottom of the body has been marked with a symbol. A few nicks out of the rim of the body of the jar. The body has extensive wear.Some history of the God can be found below. I will be listing the complete four piece set individually.Duamutef, the jackal-headed son of Horus, protected the stomach of the deceased and was in turn protected by the goddess Neith. It seems that his role was to worship the dead person, and his name means literally "he who worships his mother". In the Coffin Texts Horus calls upon him, "Come and worship my father N for me, just as you went that you might worship my mother Isis in your name Duamutef."Isis had a dual role. Not only was she the wife of Osiris and the mother of Horus, but she was also the consort of Horus the Elder and thus the mother of the sons of Horus. This ambiguity is added to when Duamutef calls Osiris, rather than Horus his father, although kinship terms were used very loosely, and "father" can be used as "ancestor" and "son" as "descendant". In Spell 151 of the Book of the Dead Duamutef is given the following words to say: "I have come to rescue my father Osiris from his assailant."The text does not make it clear who might assail Osiris, although there are two major candidates. The obvious one is Set, the murderer of Osiris. Somehow the son who worships his mother Isis is able to assist in overcoming Set. The other possibility is Apophis, the serpent demon who prevents the Sun's passage and thus the resurrection of Osiris. Either way, Duamutef through his worship of Isis has the power to protect the deceased from harm.Duamutef was also considered one of the four pillars of Shu, a rudder of heaven, and was associated with the east.A terrific object for study or display, this will make a wonderful addition to any student or appreciators collection of Ancient Egyptian art and artifacts.It is especially perfect for someone with limited space because of its compact size.As they are part of the description, please enlarge all photographs to better ascertain details and condition.Dimensions: Height 4 1/4"Width 2" We ship promptly and take great care during the shipment process, please see our feedback!The packing peanuts we use are recyclable: #4Thank you for shopping with usFollow us for quality items and other assorted Celestial Nonesuch Condition: Artifact condition. Exhibits extensive signs of surface wear and weathering,. As they are part of the description, please enlarge all photographs to better ascertain details and condition.

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