Statuette of Duamutef, Son of Horus

Statuette of Duamutef, Son of Horus
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Statuette of Duamutef, Son of Horus
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Description:

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
Object details
Type of object: statuette
Type category: Sculpture in the round
Material: Unspecified paint
Width: 70 mm
Height: 281 mm
Depth: 63 mm
Origin
Style/Period: statuette
Date range: 664 - 332 BCE
Discovery site: statuette
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Role: -
Culture: Egyptian
Record data
Artworld id: 00052
Current accession number: -
Former accession number: W 46051
Credit line: -
Recorded by: LW
Record date: Tue, 6th Nov 2001
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