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Egyptian Faience Qebehsenuef Plaque, Third Intermediate Period, C. 1070 - 718 BC.

Pegasus Gallery Antiquities


A vibrant blue glazed faience plaque moulded in the form of the standing falcon-headed deity Qebehsenuef; One of the Four sons of Horus. This plaque is from a series of four pieces representing the Four Sons of Horus which would have been sewn into the bandages of a mummy across the chest area.

Background: This was designed to help protect the intestines. By the time of the Third Intermediate Period, amulets had fast become the most important method of protecting the deceased soul and seat of intelligence. Much of the amulets and jewellery are based purely on protecting the mummy. In ancient Egypt, amulets were carried in a variety of ways including necklaces, bracelets , rings; and most importantly among the bandages of the mummy they were made to serve.

Dimensions: Height: 6.4 cms x 1.4 cms Width.

Condition: Professionally repaired in the middle.

Provenance: Ex. London Antiquities Dealership; Acquired in 2007.



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