<em>Anubis</em>, 664-30 B.C.E. Wood, pigment, 26 x 20 x 3 1/2 in. (66 x 50.8 x 8.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1478Ea-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (Gavin Ashworth,er), 37.1478E_edited_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg)


Medium: Wood, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:664-30 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 26 x 20 x 3 1/2 in. (66 x 50.8 x 8.9 cm)


Museum Location: Funerary Gallery 2, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 37.1478Ea-b

Image: 37.1478E_edited_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Wooden figure of Anubis (a). He is represented recumbent with his tail (b) hanging down behind him. The figure was made of six pieces of wood fastened together with dowels and animal glue. The piece was probably made to rest upon the top of a sarcophagus. Condition: The face is composed of two separate wooden pieces glued together (one side now lost). These were attached to the rest of the heads via dowels. The neck, once a separate piece, has now been replaced (since it had been lost). A large horizontal crack runs from shoulder to haunches along the left side of the figure. Overall, black paint and red paint of hunting collar are well preserved. Tail (separate) but attached via wax, is well preserved.

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