Jewelry element with image of Anubis

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
1991–1783 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Said to be from Thebes, Valley of the Queens, Tomb of Nefertari

Dimensions

Height x length: 3.4 x 3.5 cm (1 5/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

04.1953

Medium or Technique

Gilt silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pectorals

Very thin and delicately made, silver substrate with traces of gilt decoration, depicting Anubis as a recumbent jackal atop a shrine decorated with openwork spirals.

Provenance

Said to be from the Valley of the Queens (Thebes), Tomb of Nefertari (QV 66). 1904: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (04.1953-04.1956, 04.1766-04.1769) for £40. (Accession Date: January 1, 1904)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund