• Egypt, Late Period, 26th Dynasty (c. 664–525 BC)
  • Polychrome faience
  • Inv. 410B

Statuette of Duamutef

This flat figurine shows Duamutef, one of the sons of the god Horus, with a dog’s head and long hair that hangs over his chest and back, an iconography that is quite similar to that of images depicting Anubis. His head is black and has two typically canine ears on the top, and his hair is green (and apparently was once blue). This funerary genie protected the stomach of the deceased, who also enjoyed the protection of the goddess Neit.

MacGregor Collection. Acquired by Calouste Gulbenkian through Howard Carter at the sale of the MacGregor Collection, Sotheby’s, London, June/July 1922.

H. 13–14 cm

Araújo 2006

Luis Manuel de Araújo, Egyptian Art. Calouste Gulbenkian Collection. Lisbon: Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, 2006, p. 109–10, cat. 22.

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