Wood Sarcophagus Panel with Horus’ Son Duamutef and a Procession

Culture: Egyptian
Period: New Kingdom, 19th – 20th dynasty, 1292-1070 B.C.
Material: Wood
Dimensions: 1388
Price: 1 600 Euro
Ref: 1388
Provenance: From the private collection of the French Egyptologist Emile Amélineau (1878-1915). Thence in a French private collection.
Condition: Fragment of beautiful quality.
Description: Large wood fragment of a sarcophagus painted on both sides with a yellow primer, typical for the period of the late New Kingdom. One side depicts over more than half of its length Horus’ son Duamutef with the black head of a jackal. He wears a white vestment with red, black and light blue ribbons. He holds in front of himself a cascading strips of cloth symbolizing the mummy linen. Duamutef was like his three brothers Imsety, Qebehsenuef and Hapi a tutelary god for the deceased and their helper for the ascent to heaven. Above his head light blue, red and white bands and decoration. On the other side striped long aprons of several persons are recognizable. The finely, almost delicately worked out painting may depict a procession. Almost in the centre an ibis with a black head and white corpus. On top of the panel remains of ancient wood nails. Mounted.