About this object

Moulded faience amulet with pale green glaze. A composite deity with a jackal's head and human body, clad in a short kilt and seated on a throne, drawing a bow held in the left hand. The headdress is broken away but there remains trace of plumes and curled horns. A loop at the back would have allowed the amulet to be threaded and worn.

There are few parallels but compare with British Museum no. 71027 (Carol Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, p.47) and Egyptian Museum (Cairo) no. 38700, a bronze jackal-headed figure drawing a bow, found at Mendes and attributed to Amun-Re.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    664 BC - 525 BC about
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 1, Treasure House Theatre
  • Acquisition
    Gift of E. Timperley
  • Collector
    E Timperley
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1957 before
  • Measurements
    50 mm x 16 mm x 28 mm
  • Note
    Compare with British Museum EA 71027 (Carol Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt (1994): p.47)
  • Related people
    E Timperley ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • E Timperley

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1957
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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