Sons of Horus amulets 

About This Item

The four Sons of Horus are Qebehsenuef (hawk), Hapy (baboon), Duamutef (jackal) and Imsety (human). Amulets of these four figures were often placed in linen wrappings to protect the organs of the deceased. 

Date
Unknown
Geography
Thebes, Egypt
Medium
faience
Provenance
Purchased by Adolph Sutro in 1884 in Thebes, Egypt
Context
The four Sons of Horus are a group of Egyptian deities who presided over the canopic jars that held the internal organs (liver, lungs, stomach, and intestines) of the deceased. Amulets of these four figures, representing a hawk, baboon, jackal, and human, are commonly wrapped with the body for protection.
Height
2.25 in
Width
0.5 in
Depth
0.2 in
Copyright
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