Amulet of Anubis (jackal-head)

Egyptian
Old Kingdom to Late Dynastic Period, Dynasty 6
2323–343 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.2659

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience; pale green; no glaze; standing figure of Anubis; broken at knees and lower part missing; left ear also missing; suspension ring at back.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way