Son of Horus Amulet

M11790a

On display

Flat-backed faience amulet in the shape of the jackal-headed god Duamutef, who was one of the Four Sons of Horus. Faience amulets such as this were stitched to the mummy bandages or sewn onto an elaborate bead net which was placed over the mummy. In 1867 there were six amulets in the shape of Qebehsenuef in Joseph Mayer's collection. One was recommended by Samuel Birch for sale by Sotheby's in 1878. This didn't seem to happen.