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Jackal-headed figure: E.87.1896

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Jackal-headed figure




Son of Horus, jackal headed mummiform figure, standing, rectangular base and feet restored, black resin coating, buried with Nakhtefmut.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 22.5 cm
Height: 41 cm
Width: 9 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1896)


Twenty-second Dynasty
Third Intermediate period
Production date: circa 923 BC

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.87.1896
Primary reference Number: 49497
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 9 February 2022 Last processed: Thursday 10 February 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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