Four Egyptian glazed composition 'Sons of Horus' 4
Lot 35*
Four Egyptian glazed composition 'Sons of Horus' 4
Sold for £8,750 (US$ 14,135) inc. premium

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Four Egyptian glazed composition 'Sons of Horus' 4 Four Egyptian glazed composition 'Sons of Horus' 4
Four Egyptian glazed composition 'Sons of Horus'
Third Intermediate Period, circa 1079-800 B.C.
Comprising Imsety (human-headed), Hapy (baboon-headed), Duamutef (jackal-headed), and Qebehsenuef (falcon-headed), each of pale blue glazed composition, wearing a black tripartite wig and a bright blue broad collar, each standing on a small plinth, with attachment loop on reverse and a neb sign, 6¼in (15.9cm) high (4)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Joseph Klein Collection, formed in New York between 1941 and 1980. Thence by descent.

    Literature:
    These four figures would have been sewn onto the mummy bandages each correlating to a separate internal organ: the liver, lungs, stomach and intestines which would have been embalmed separately. For similar examples in the British Museum, cf. F. D. Friedman (ed.), Gifts of the Nile, Ancient Egyptian Faience, London, 1998, p. 155, no. 157, and pp. 246-247.
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