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ALABASTER LID, SAITE PERIOD
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Alabaster lid representing the falcon divinity Qebehsenuef, one of the four "Sons of Horus", which accompanied mummified bodies, in this case the intestines.
For the protection of the mummified organs to work the divinity has to be associated with a godess and a cardinal compass point. For Qebehsenuef it is his mother Selket and the West.

Egyptian art, Saite period.

Height : 1.6 inches (4 cm)
Diameter : 1.7 inches (4.2 cm)

Condition: Very good condition. Some wear otherwise intact.


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