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Figure of Imsety

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21 or 22
1070–712 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 8 x 2.7 cm (3 1/8 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4783

Medium or Technique

Wax

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Mummy trappings

Wax figurine representing the human-headed god Imsety, one of the Four Sons of Horus. The figure, molded around a mud core, is mummiform and wears a long wig.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way
(Accession Date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way