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Plaque with a Jackal Shaped Anubis
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Plaque with a Jackal Shaped Anubis


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Description A faience, mold-made amulet in the form of a small plaque with the jackal god Anubis recumbent upon a pylon shaped chest/shrine. There is a flail over the back of the jackal. The jackal and the chest are in raised relief. The jackal faces to the left and this amulet is the mirror image of Walters 48.1635. The glaze is a pale green except for the jackal which is bright blue. The lower and left sides are squared but the other two are rounded, roughly outlining the shape of the jackal and the chest. Numerous funerary amulets were usually placed among the many layers of linen strips used to wrap mummies. Specific amulets, along with their required position on the body, are listed in funerary texts such as "The Book of the Dead." Amulets were sometimes sewn directly onto the wrappings or could be incorporated into a bead net shroud covering the mummy. This amulet has been modeled with a flat underside and is pierced by tiny holes around the edges for attachment.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
11/20/1978Examinationexamined for condition
8/20/1998Examinationsurvey
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Objects of Adornment: Five Thousand Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. 1984-1987.
  • Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery and the Zucker Family Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1927 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Creator
Period
400-250 BC (Late Period-early Greco-Roman)
Medium
Egyptian faience with pale green and blue glaze
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.1634
Measurements
H: 1 11/16 x W: 2 1/8 x D: 3/16 in. (4.3 x 5.3 x 0.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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