Glazed composition amulets of the Sons of Horus: this is an especially beautiful mould-made set of the Four Sons of Horus, with details of the tripartite wigs, broad collars, and plinths painted in blue and black. Three sets of threadholes—at head, mid-section, and feet—appear on the back of each amulet, allowing them to be invisibly sewn to the mummy bandages.
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