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Figure of Hapy, Son of Horus
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Figure of Hapy, Son of Horus


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Description During the process of mummification, amulets of different kinds were placed on the body or wrapped in the mummy bindings to protect the deceased from the dangers of the underworld. Figures of the four "Sons of Horus," the gods who protected the containers that held the organs of the deceased, were an indispensable part of a complete set of amulets. This figure of the baboon-headed god Hapy, who was responsible for the lungs, is formed in the round and has a backplate and a base. The mummiform god wears a long wig and holds a long folded cloth in each hand.
Exhibitions
  • Faience: The Colors of the Heavens. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2003-2004.
  • Daily Magic in Ancient Egypt. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2007.
  • Mummified. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2008-2013.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1st half 4th century BC (Late Period)
Medium
Egyptian faience with green and black glaze
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.1643
Measurements
H: 3 x W: 11/16 x D: 13/16 in. (7.6 x 1.7 x 2 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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