Funerary figure of Imsety, Glass, precious metal

Funerary figure of Imsety

Period:
Third Intermediate Period–Late Period
Date:
1100–332 BC
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Glass, precious metal
Dimensions:
H. 8 × W. 2.5 × D. 2 cm (3 1/8 × 1 × 13/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.1194
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 134
These elaborate composite glass figures of the Four Sons of Horus also show traces of gilding.

The date of the figures is quite uncertain. They are likely to be pre-Ptolemaic given the strongly sectional use of color, but until a careful study is done of the style of such figures through time more cannot be said with any certainty.
Acquired by Lord Carnarvon (d. 1923) from Maurice Nahman, Cairo. Carnarvon Collection. Collection acquired by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon 1926.