Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Temples and Tombs, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Mummification was sometimes available for pets of the very wealthy, but most animal mummies were offerings to the gods.
Animal remains, linen, painted
305 B.C.E.-395 C.E.
Ptolemaic Period to Roman Period
3 1/4 x 18 x 7 in. (8.3 x 45.7 x 17.8 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Dog Mummy, 305 B.C.E.-395 C.E. Animal remains, linen, painted, 3 1/4 x 18 x 7 in. (8.3 x 45.7 x 17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 05.308. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.308_left_PS1.jpg)
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