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Painted wooden figure of Anubis


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Title/s

Painted wooden figure of Anubis

Category

figure

Name

statuette

Description

Anubis jackal. Anubis was shown in the form of a jackal. He was the god of embalming and cemeteries. On Theban tomb paintings a second jackal is often shown with Anubis, this is Wepwawet, who was the jackal god of Upper Egypt.

Field Collection

Egypt

Dimensions

length 45 cm

Period

Third Intermediate period

Date

circa 1069 B.C. — 664 B.C.

Provenance

given: Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Major 1943 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

Documentation

  1. Ischlondsky, N. D.
    A peculiar representation of the jackal-god Anubis
    Source title: Journal of Near Eastern Studies (January 1966)
    [comments: 21, n. 14]

Material/s

wood

Accession Number

E.GA.4315.1943 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 58773; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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