Amulet, four sons of Horus (Hapi or Duamutef)

Production date
664 BCE-305 BCE
Country
Egypt
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Description
Egyptian green-glazed faience amulet with textile imprints made by linen it was wrapped in. It has threadholes to attach to a Mummy.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian
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Measurements
H66mm x W18mm x D5mm
Media/Materials description
Faience, green glazed
History and use
Faience amulet, representing one of the four “Sons of Horus”. The four sons of Horus accompany the mummy and represent the four organs contained in canopic jars. This image may represent either a baboon (god Hapi, lungs) or a jackal (god Duamutef, stomach).
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E40133

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