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Jewelry element with image of Anubis

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Very thin and delicately made, silver substrate with traces of gilt decoration, depicting Anubis as a recumbent jackal atop a shrine decorated with openwork spirals.

Provenance

Said to be from the Valley of the Queens (Thebes), Tomb of Nefertari (QV 66). 1904: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (04.1953-04.1956, 04.1766-04.1769) for £40. (Accession Date: January 1, 1904)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.

Object Place for Label

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Said to be from Thebes, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x length: 3.4 x 3.5 cm (1 5/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

04.1953

Medium or Technique

Gilt silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pectorals