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Mummy of a jackal or dog

British Museum

British Museum

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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  • Title: Mummy of a jackal or dog
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 33.00cm
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Registration number: .6743
  • Place: Excavated/Findspot Thebes
  • Period/culture: Roman Period
  • Material: jackal tissue; linen
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Purchased from Salt, Henry

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