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AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN WOOD SARCOPHAGUS PANEL


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Colorful vertical wood fragment from a sarcophagus. Depicting the Sons Of Horus, including the human headed Imsety, protector of the liver,the jackal-headed Duamutef, protector of the stomach, Baboon headed Hapi, protector of the lungs, and the falcon headed Qebehsenuef, protector of the intestines. Remains of hieroglyphs on left and right sides, the left side is part of an offering formula which basically reads "A royal offering to Anubis, who is in the mummy wrapping chamber, that he might give a voice offering of bread, beer, oxen, fowl and incense." Late Period, 700-30 B.C. 24 inches high (2 feet or 61 cm). Frame measures 32 1/2 inches X 13 1/2 inches. All original pigment with losses as shown. From the estate of Eugenia Miller, Montclair NJ, acquired 1960.