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Small Composite God with Jackal Head and Bird's Tail

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Bronze
  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES 305-30 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period, probably
    DIMENSIONS 1 1/2 × 1 1/16 × 1 1/8 in. (3.8 × 2.7 × 2.9 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.543E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Small Composite God with Jackal Head and Bird's Tail, 305-30 B.C.E. Bronze, 1 1/2 × 1 1/16 × 1 1/8 in. (3.8 × 2.7 × 2.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.543E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.543E_view01.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.543E_view01.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2022
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small bronze figure of a composite god. The deity is animal-headed, perhaps jackal-headed, and is shown kneeling on one knee. On his back is the body and tail of a bird. Condition: The surface is coated with a whitish concretion which rests atop a green/curprite patina. The head is chipped on top. Surface worn smooth where exposed. The suspension loop is broken from the rear. Solid cast.
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