- Museum number
Clay and beeswax figure of Imsety: human-headed and mummiform, with his hands crossed over his breast.
- Production date
Height: 9.50 centimetres
Width: 3.20 centimetres
Depth: 2.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Beeswax was believed by the ancient Egyptians to hold magical properties, and the wax used for images such as this was deliberately coloured to add to its symbolic effectiveness.
'Art and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt' Japan, 1999-2000 [exhibition catalogue] (Japan, 1999), ;
for thses figures in general, see J. H. Taylor, 'Death and the afterlife in ancient Egypt' (London, 2001), pp. 72-73;
J.H. Taylor and N.C. Strudwick, Mummies: Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt. Treasures from The British Museum, Santa Ana and London 2005, pp. 84-5, pl. on p. 84.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2005-2008, California, The Bowers Museum, Death and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt
19th Nov 2011- 11 Mar 2012. Richmond , VA, Virginia museum of Fine Art. Mummy. The inside story.
Mar - Oct 2012. Brisbane, Queensland Museum South Bank. Mummy: The Inside Story
2012/3, Nov-Apr, Mumbai, CSMVS, Mummy: The Inside Story
2013, Apr-Nov, Singapore, ArtScience Museum, Mummy: The Inside Story
2014, 22/5/-30/11. London. BM. Ancient Lives.
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: BS.8389 (Birch Slip Number)