Timeless are pleased to offer this intricately carved late-period Egyptian Hapi Amulet, dating from 664 -332 B.C.E.
Hapi was a baboon-headed God of ancient Egypt who was tasked (by his father, Horus) with protecting the lungs of the deceased - hence the common depiction of a hamadryas baboon head sculpted as the lid of the canopic jar which held the lungs following an embalming.
This fascinating historical artifact depicts a standing Hapi holding a sceptre in front of him.
With a superb provenance, this lovely little piece measures 45mm in length and is formed of a glazed composite matrix.
Now available in the Timeless Galleries.
EGYPTIAN HAPI AMULET
Acquired by Timeless on the UK antiquities market, 2019. Previously forming part of the very well respected Michael Nellist collection, Cornwall, UK.