Description Jackals were linked with the dead, most probably because they were present in the desert regions near to the cemeteries, where they searched for bones. The most popular jackal-shaped god was Anubis, who was also depicted with a jackal's head on a human body. This inlay depicts a black recumbent jackal with an attentively raised head. His eyes are made from white and black glass; a red collar adorns his neck.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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