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

Statuette of Imsety

This flat figurine shows Imsety, one of the sons of the god Horus, with a human head and long hair that hangs over his chest and back. His hair is mostly green, but is blue above the band on the top of his head, reserved a black line with a bow on the headband. This funerary genie protected the liver of the deceased, who also enjoyed the protection of the goddess Isis.

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

Araújo 2006

Luís Manuel de Araújo, Egyptian Art. Calouste Gulbenkian Collection. Lisbon: Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, 2006, p. 108, cat. 21.

Updated on 22 april 2022

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