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Wooden figure of Anubis

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Recumbent figure of Anubis, stuccoed and painted. The body is painted black, the interior of the ears are red and a red band is painted around the neck. The figure was originally pegged to the top of a coffin or shrine.


By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26–31, 664–332 B.C.


Height x length: 17.8 x 36.1 cm (7 x 14 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi