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EGYPTIAN LAPIS LAZULI SON OF HORUS AMULET
LATE PERIOD, 664-332 B.C.
1 1/8 in. (2.52 grams, 28 mm).

Carved amulet of the baboon-headed mummiform figure of Hapy shown standing with dorsal pillar, pierced for suspension.

PROVENANCE:
Private collection of Mr S.A., Switzerland, 1990s, thence by descent.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Eggebrecht, A., Suche nach Unsterblichkeit: Totenkult und Jenseitsglaube im Alten Ägypten, Mainz, 1990, pp.44-45, no.T9, for a similar example in faience.

FOOTNOTES:
The Four Sons of Horus were deities responsible for protecting the internal organs of the deceased. The baboon-headed Hapy protected the lungs.

CONDITION