Anubis Amulet

Egyptian faience Maker
Third Intermediate Period, ca. 1069–664 BC Date:
Egyptian faience Medium
3 H x 3/8 W x ¾ Diam. Dimensions
Purchased from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Provenance
Albany Institute of History & Art Purchase Credit
1958.7.13 Accession number
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.
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