Small Composite God with Jackal Head and Bird's Tail
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Ptolemaic Period, probably
1 1/2 × 1 1/16 × 1 1/8 in. (3.8 × 2.7 × 2.9 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Small bronze figure of a composite god. The deity is animal-headed, perhaps jackal-headed, and is shown kneeling on one knee. On his back is the body and tail of a bird.
Condition: The surface is coated with a whitish concretion which rests atop a green/curprite patina. The head is chipped on top. Surface worn smooth where exposed. The suspension loop is broken from the rear. Solid cast.
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Small Composite God with Jackal Head and Bird's Tail, 305-30 B.C.E. Bronze, 1 1/2 × 1 1/16 × 1 1/8 in. (3.8 × 2.7 × 2.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.543E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.543E_view01.jpg)
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