Egyptian Faience Amulet of Duamutef

An ancient Egyptian blue faience amulet of jackal headed Duamutef, one of the four sons of Horus, in profile.

3rd Intermediate Period, 1069-656 BC.
Height: 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm).

The four sons of Horus (Imsety, Hapy, Quebsenuef, and Duamutef), were charged with perserving the vital organs of the deceased in the Afterlife. Duamutef was to insure the protection of the stomach.

cf.: C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, (Texas, 1994) pg. 45 - 46.
Formerly in a New York private collection, previously in an old English private collection.
Inv#: 7917
Guaranteed Authentic

$1,500

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