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Blue glazed composition amulet of Qebhsenuef: made with a flat back in an open mould. He is depicted in profile, facing left, wrapped like a mummy, wearing a collar and long wig, and holding before him a long folded cloth. The amulet is pierced through the head and feet for attachment to a mummy.
Height: 4.04 centimetres
Weight: 3 grammes
Thickness: 0.46 centimetres
Width: 1.21 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Forms a set of amulets with Hapy (1916,0212.153), Duamutef (1916,0212.151), and Imsety (1916,0212, 150).
During the Third Intermediate Period, mummification practices changed and the packages containing the embalmed internal organs were no longer placed in Canopic Jars, but were returned to the body cavity, each with an amulet of the relevant Canopic deity attached. Although later Canopic packages came to be placed once more inside jars or within the mummy wrappings, an amuletic set ol the Four Sons of Horus continued to be supplied. Either they were stitched onto the bandages over the mummy's torso by means of the holes provided, or they were incorporated into the bead netting which enveloped contemporary mummies.
'Egyptian Treasures' [exhibition catalogue] (Shanghai, 1999), 158-159 No 49;
C. Andrews, 'Amulets of Ancient Egypt' (London 1994), p.46.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2005-2006 Oct-Feb, Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, Mummy: The Inside Story
2006 7 Mar-6 Aug, Mobile (Alabama), Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, Mummy: The Inside Story
2006-2007 6 Oct-18 Feb, Tokyo, National Museum of Nature and Science, Mummy: The Inside Story
2007 17 Mar-17 Jun, Kobe City Museum, Mummy: The Inside Story
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
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