Period: Late Period–Ptolemaic Period
Date: 664–30 B.C.
Geography: From Egypt
Dimensions: H. 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in)
Credit Line: Gift of Darius Ogden Mills, 1904
Accession Number: 04.2.151
Funerary amulets often were made in the form of gods who had roles in protecting the mummy. Anubis, the jackal-headed god, oversaw the embalming process. He also bore the epithet "lord of the hallowed ground," meaning protector of the necropolis. Anubis had a significant role in the judgment of the dead when he supervised the weighing of the heart for Osiris.