Egyptian Faience Amulet of Imsety

Egyptian Faience Amulet of Imsety

An ancient Egyptian blue faience amulet in the form of one of the four sons of Horus, the human-headed god Imsety, guardian of the liver.

Late Period.
Ca. 700 - 30 BC.
Height: 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm).

The four sons of Horus were charged with preserving the vital organs of the deceased in the Afterlife.

cf.: C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, (Texas, 1994), p. 46, no. 50.

Formerly in the Toledo Museum of Art, accession no. 25.569; acquired by Edward Drummond Libbey from Ralph H. Blanchard, Cairo, 1924; gifted to the museum in 1925 by Florence Scott Libbey.

Inv#: 6732


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