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Inlay in Form of Jackal-Headed God

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES 525-30 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 27, or later
    PERIOD Persian Period or Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 2 1/16 x 1/2 x 3/16 in. (5.3 x 1.2 x 0.5 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Orange-red opaque glass inlay representing, in relief (the rear surface is flat), a jackal-headed god Duamutef. The mummiform god is shown in a frontal position. He wears a lappet wig with diagonal striations. On his chest there are three horizontal grooves. Condition: Slight scracks; rear edges chipped; polish gone; otherwise good.
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