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Inlay head of a jackal

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Before 1897, Count Michael Tyszkiewicz (d. 1897), Paris; June 8-10, 1898, Tyszkiewicz sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, lot 76. By 1908, Frederick George Hilton Price (b. 1842 - d. 1909), London (Catalogue II, p. 29, no. 4237); July 11-21, 1911, Hilton Price sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 1409 (pl. 38). 1959, sold by Robert Gordon Faudree to Horace L. Mayer (b. 1899 - d. 1968), Williamstown, MA [see note 1]; to his widow, Florence Ellen Mayer, Williamstown; 1972, gift of Mrs. Mayer to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 10, 1973) NOTES: [1] First lent by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA on October 30, 1959 (loan no. 53.59).

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Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.


Height x width x length: 4.1 x 0.6 x 4.5 cm (1 5/8 x 1/4 x 1 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World