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Anubis Amulet

Period:
Late Period–Ptolemaic Period
Date:
664–30 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Faience
Dimensions:
H. 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in)
Credit Line:
Gift of Darius Ogden Mills, 1904
Accession Number:
04.2.151
Not on view
Funerary amulets often were made in the form of gods who had roles in protecting the mummy. Anubis, the jackal-headed god, oversaw the embalming process. He also bore the epithet "lord of the hallowed ground," meaning protector of the necropolis. Anubis had a significant role in the judgment of the dead when he supervised the weighing of the heart for Osiris.
Collection of Judge Elbert E. Farman, formed when he was U.S. consul general in Egypt 1876–84. Donated to the museum by Darius Ogden Mills, New York, in 1904.

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