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Statuette of a Jackal

Metal statue of a jackal lying down with his head up and tall, thin ears alert. The work has a light green and brown patina.
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  • Metal statue of a jackal lying down with his head up and tall, thin ears alert. The work has a light green and brown patina.

Date:

Late Period, Dynasty 26 (664-525 BCE)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

This statuette represents the god Anubis or Wepwawet, the jackal guardians of burial sites. The figure is solid cast from copper alloy, and the details of its fur are incised. The figure may originally have decorated the top of a shrine.

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Arts of Africa

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Statuette of a Jackal

Origin

Egypt

Date

664 BCE–525 BCE

Medium

Copper alloy

Dimensions

9.5 × 17.5 × 5.1 cm (3 1/2 × 6 7/8 × 2 in.)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1920.252

Extended information about this artwork

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