Three Egyptian Faience Amulets: Sons of Horus

 

Three Egyptian Faience Amulets: Sons of Horus

Three ancient Egyptian faience amulets representing three of the four sons of Horus: Duamutef (jackal head), Hapy (baboon head), and Imsety (human head).

New Kingdom-Late Dynastic Period
Ca. 1550-343 BC.
Maximum height: 2 in. (5 cm).

The four sons of Horus (Imsety, Hapy, Duamutef, and Quebsenuef) were responsible for preserving the vital organs of the deceased in the Afterlife. They were usually represented on four canopic jars that accompanied the mummified bodies.

Cf. C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, (Texas, 1994), p. 46, fig. 50, a group of all four sons of Horus; a similar example in the Fitzwilliam Museum inv. no. E.33d.1955. For examples of the canopic jars representing the deities, see British Museum inv. nos. 1924,0510.17-20.

Formerly in a New York private collection, acquired at Hotel Drouot, Pescheteau-Badin-Ferrien, Paris, November 25, 1990; previously in French private collection.

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