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Figure of Duamutef

Wax figurine of the jackal-headed god Duamutef, one of the Four Sons of Horus. The figure, molded over a mud core, is mummiform and wears a long wig. Traces of white priming are visible.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way (Accession Date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21 or 22, 1070–712 B.C.

Accession Number

72.4788

Medium or Technique

Wax

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings