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.

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Mummy of a jackal or dog

From Thebes, Egypt Roman Period, after 30 BC

 

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Bibliography

C.A.R. Andrews, Egyptian mummies (London, The British Museum Press, 1984)

Dimensions

Length: 33.000 cm

Museum number

EA 6743

YCA63217

Salt Collection

Location

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