- Egypt, Late Period, 26th Dynasty (c. 664–525 BC)
- Polychrome faience
- Inv. 410C
Statuette of Hapi
This flat figurine shows Hapi, one of the sons of the god Horus, with a baboon’s head and long hair that hangs over his chest and back. His head is black, with bulging eyes and white corneas and blue hair. This funerary genie protected the lung of the deceased, who also enjoyed the protection of the goddess Néftis.
MacGregor Collection. Acquired by Calouste Gulbenkian through Howard Carter at the sale of the MacGregor Collection, Sotheby’s, London, June/July 1922.
Luis Manuel de Araújo, Egyptian Art. Calouste Gulbenkian Collection. Lisbon: Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, 2006, p. 110, cat. 23.