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.
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.