Egyptian Turquoise Faience Son of Horus Amulet

£ 120.00

A very fine Egyptian turquoise faience amulet of one of the Sons of Horus, possibly Imsety. He is depicted standing in profile with his legs together and arm extended, with a crook staff in his hand. The amulet features a suspension loop to the top and a flat and unworked reverse. Characteristic of New Kingdom faience amulets, are the flat and unworked reverse and the suspension loop to the top.

Date: Circa 1550-1069 BC
Period: New Kingdom Period
Condition: Good condition, some earthly encrustations on the surface.


SKU: CS-199 Category: Tag:

According to mythology, the Four Sons of Horus each were attributed a different organ to protect. For Imsety, the liver; for Duamutef, the stomach; for Hapi, the lungs; and for Qebehsenuef, the intestines. As the heart was believed to be the resting place of the soul, it was not removed from the deceased. The brain, on the other hand, was thought to be inconsequential, so was scrambled to liquid, removed with metal hooks and then discarded. The four protected organs were removed from the body, embalmed, and then stored in their corresponding jar.

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Weight 0.32 g
Dimensions H 1.8 cm

Egyptian Mythology