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Egyptian gold foil amulets of the four sons of Horus, EGYPTIAN GOLD FOIL AMULETS OF THE FOUR SONS OF HORUS

Guardians of the organs of the dead: human-headed Imsety (guardian of the liver), dog-headed Hapi (guardian of the lungs), jackal-headed Duamutef (guardian of the stomach) and hawk-headed Qebsnuf (guardian of the intestines).

Late Period, ca. 715-30 BC

H. (average) 1 5/8 in. (4 cm.)

Ex Monnier Collection, Paris; K.K. collection, Redford, Michigan, acquired from Royal-Athena in June 1996.

On loan to Ball State Univ. Art Museum; George Mason Univ.; Fitchburg Art Museum, 1997-2015.

Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. IX (1997), no. 220.


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