Statuette of a Jackal

A work made of copper alloy.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of copper alloy.

Date:

Saite Period, Dynasty 26 (664–525 BC)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

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

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Statuette of a Jackal

Origin

Egypt

Date

664 AD–525 AD

Medium

Copper alloy

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

The Art Institute of Chicago

Reference Number

1920.252

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