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Egyptian Four Sons of Horus with Winged Scarab

Third Intermediate Period, 1069-702 BC

A group of wood carvings of the four sons of Horus: Duamutef, Hapy, Imsety and Qebehsenuef, with a winged scarab; pierced for attachment. 62 grams total, 39-91mm (1 1/2 - 3 1/2"). Fine condition. [7]

Provenance
From an early 20th century, Surrey, UK, collection.

Literature
See The British Museum, museum number EA26230, for a very similar group.

Footnotes
Duamutef, the jackal-headed son of Horus, was a funerary god who protected the stomach of the deceased; Imsety, the human-headed son of Horus, protected the liver; the falcon-headed god, Qebehsenuef, was tasked with protecting the deceased's liver, whilst Hapy, the baboon-headed god, protected the lungs.