Faience amulet in the form of the jackal-headed Duamutef, one of the four sons of Horus, protectors of the inner organs treated separately in mummification. His role is indicated by the mummiform body and the mummy-bandages held as crossed diagonals on the chest. With his three brothers Duamutef regularly forms a set of four funerary amulets placed on the body in the 3rd Intermediate Period and later. On this example the plain tripartite wig is picked out in purple-black glaze against the turquoise-blue background.
|NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND [30/002] DUBLIN
|3RD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD
|PRESSED IN A FORM/MODEL