A small plaque, pierced for attachment to a mummy net, showing Qebehsenuf, one of the four children of Horus. Like the other children he had the task to protect part of the internal organs of the deceased, which were removed from the body during mummification and which were stored in four so-called canopic jars. Qebehsenuf was especially protecting the intestines, and spells inform us that he himself was helped or protected during this task by the goddess Serket.
Late Period, circa 664-332 B.C.
Height 3.6 cm
French private collection M., acquired before 1980.
intact with some encrustation.