Anubis Amulet

Egyptian faience
Date: Third Intermediate Period, ca. 1069–664 BC
Maker: Egyptian faience
Medium: Egyptian faience
Dimensions: 3 H x 3/8 W x ¾ Diam.
Provenance: Purchased from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Credit: Albany Institute of History & Art Purchase
Accession Number: 1958.7.13
Annubis is the Egyptian god of embalming and protector of cemeteries. He embalmed Osiris, god of the afterlife and the dead. Sometimes Annubis is portrayed in the form of a jackel, usually when serving as a guardian of a tomb. At other times he has the head of a jackal on a human body, as in this amulet.