Mummy of a jackal or dog
From Thebes, Egypt
Roman Period, after 30 BC
This small canine, either a dog or jackal, is wrapped in the style of a human body, with the elaborate patterned bandaging typical of the Roman Period in Egypt, and an idealized representation of the creature's head.
Dogs were popular as pets and hunting companions from early in Egypt's history. Some are even mentioned in mortuary texts.
C.A.R. Andrews, Egyptian mummies (London, The British Museum Press, 1984)