Pectoral amulet of Duamutef (Four Sons of Horus)

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

94.255

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Mummy trappings

Pectoral amulet of greenish faience, glaze heavily worn. Depicts the jackel-headed god, Duamutef, one of the Four Sons of Horus (protectors of the viscera of the deceased). Part of a complete set comprised of objects 94.255-94.258. The mummiform figure wears a lappet wig. Pierced at head and feet for stringing and/or attachment to wrappings.

Provenance

Said to be from Amarna. By 1894: with Mrs. Samuel D. Warren collection; 1894: given to the MFA by Mrs. Samuel D. Warren.
(Accession Date: October 1, 1894)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren