One of the four Sons of Horus, to whose particular protection the liver was entrusted once it had been removed from the body during mummification. He himself was protected or helped by the goddess Isis. The god was closely connected with the south. On sarcophagi from the Middle Kingdom on he is usually shown on the eastern side of the head end. Amset is the only one of the Sons of Horus always depicted with a human head. The canopic jar in question thus also had a human-headed lid. Because the other Sons of Horus could also be depicted with human heads, it is not always immediately obvious if an anonymous depiction or canopic lid is of Amset. It has sometimes been assumed that the god was originally a goddess. This is not only indicated by the name, but also by the colour of the skin with which the god is usually depicted. A few representations are known from the Late Period showing the god as a woman.