Period: Ptolemaic Period
Date: 332–30 B.C.
Geography: From Egypt
Medium: Plastered and painted wood
Dimensions: H. 42.3 cm (16 5/8 in.); W. 10.1 cm (4 in.); D. 20.7 cm (8 1/8 in.)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Myron C. Taylor, 1938
Accession Number: 38.5
The god of mummification Anubis is shown here as a human with a jackal head and a long wig. He is wearing jewelry and a garment with an elaborate feather pattern. Anubis is probably depicted greeting the deceased in the afterlife and protecting him. The statuette is exquisitely carved and painted (note the painted pleating of the kilt).