Painted wooden funerary statuette of the jackal-headed Duamutef, one of four Sons of Horus.
Duamutef is depicted mummiform and wears a blue and yellow striped nemes headdress and wesekh collar. The jackal-head is painted black with facial features in yellow. The front of the body is brightly painted in blue, green, white and yellow on a red background. The falcon-head of Re-Horakhty crowned with a solar disc and uraeus is depicted on both shoulders. Below is a multicoloured horizontal floral band above semicircular bands of geometric and floral patterns. A naturalistic depiction of a scarab flanked by two wings is above a shen-symbol and an inscription of three columns of hieroglyphs facing to the right; the two outer columns of hieroglyphs are painted in black on a blue background and the centre column is painted in black on a yellow background. The figure stands on a square base, brightly painted with a geometric pattern on four sides.
There are patches missing from the surface and there is a hole in the back of the statuette. There are signs of repair on the back of the statuette.
Circa 600 BCE.
Relational references:Hart, G. 1986. A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. London New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, p. 204 Ruffle, J. 1983. The Egyptian Collection. Arts of Asia, 1983, vol. 13, no. 6, p. 75
|Type of object:||statuette|
|Type category:||Sculpture in the round|
|Date range:||664 - 332 BCE|
|Current accession number:||-|
|Former accession number:||W 46051|
|Record date:||Tue, 6th Nov 2001|
|Copyright:||Copyright© by the Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved|