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Inlay of a Seated Jackal

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES 525-30 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 27, or later
    PERIOD Persian Period or Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 9/16 x 13/16 x 3/16 in. (4 x 2 x 0.4 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Inlay of a Seated Jackal, 525-30 B.C.E. Glass, 1 9/16 x 13/16 x 3/16 in. (4 x 2 x 0.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1149E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1149E_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.1149E_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Glass inlay representing, in relief (the rear surface is flat), a jackal seated on his haunches with front legs stiff, and tail curled around haunch. Formed in an open mold. The piece is a slightly translucent olive green. Condition: Plinth chipped; beeswax on reverse; some incrustation on obverse.
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