Shrine shaped pectoral with Anubis
New Kingdom or later, Dynasty 18–24
Height x width x depth: 7.6 x 10.4 x 2.2 cm (3 x 4 1/8 x 7/8 in.)
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Pectoral pendant of dull, light brown wood, polished and without indication of additional surface treatment. General shape is that of a shrine with projecting cornice at top. Incised details depict within a border the scene of a recumbent jackal on a plinth, holding a flail and scepter (representing the god Anubis), before an offering table upon which sits a lotus flower. Broken and mended.
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)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way