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Statuette of Anubis

Period:
Macedonian-Ptolemaic Period
Date:
332–30 B.C.
Medium:
Wood, gesso, paint
Dimensions:
h. 42 cm (16 9/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Myron C. Taylor, 1938
Accession Number:
38.5
  • Description

    This statuette represents the god of mummification Anubis with a canid head on a human body. He is wearing the feather costume of Egyptian deities. His hands are raised with the palms downward; a pose that Anubis is known in when he is performing purification and transfiguration rituals over a mummy.

  • Provenance

    Donated to the Museum by Mrs. Myron C. Taylor, 1938.

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