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The God Anubis

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Bronze
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 332 B.C.E.-200 C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period to Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 7 15/16 x 2 9/16 x 3 1/16 in. (20.2 x 6.5 x 7.7 cm) mount (dims when using 2015-designed mount): 9 1/4 x 2 3/8 x 4 1/4 in. (23.5 x 6 x 10.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 05.398
    CREDIT LINE Museum Collection Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION The God Anubis, 332 B.C.E.-200 C.E. Bronze, 7 15/16 x 2 9/16 x 3 1/16 in. (20.2 x 6.5 x 7.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 05.398. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.398_threequarter_PS9.jpg)
    IMAGE threequarter, 05.398_threequarter_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2016
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Bronze statuette of Anubis standing on oblong base with a lotus clasped in the right hand. Statue appears to be cast solid. Wristlets, armlets and wig incised crudely. Left leg advanced. Left hand probably grasped an ankh of which a very small portion remains. Large lotus blossom held in right hand against breast. No inscription. Technique: Statue appears to be cast solid. Wristlets, armlets and wig incised very crudely. Left leg advanced. Left hand probably grasped an ankh of which a very small portion remains. Large lotus blossom held in right hand against breast. Condition: General condition good. On base and back of figure are extensive scattered deposits of encrustation. Condition of surface suggests that the piece was partially cleaned by a mechanical process. Object originally clasped in left hand (probably an ankh) now missing.
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     <em>The God Anubis</em>, 332 B.C.E.-200 C.E. Bronze, 7 15/16 x 2 9/16 x 3 1/16 in. (20.2 x 6.5 x 7.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 05.398. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.398_threequarter_PS9.jpg)