Statuette of a Jackal

Saite Period, Dynasty 26, ca. 664-525 BCE
Bronze, 9.5 x 17.5 x 5.1 cm (3 1/2 x 6 7/8 x 2 in.)
Museum Purchase Fund, Art Institute of Chicago #1920.252
Photo © Joan Ann Lansberry

(From info card)
"This is one of the few statuettes that Breasted chose for the Art Institute, but it is, in his words, 'a magnificent piece' and 'the finest animal figure of its size' that he had seen in Egypt."

Not quite seven inches long, it has a sense of noble energy usually seen only in larger pieces.

(From info card at Oriental Institute Museum)
"Breasted took the responsibility of purchasing for museum collections very seriously and worried whether or not he was making the right choices." But James Henry Breasted, the founder of the Oriental Institute, was pleased with "the purchase of a group of bronze statues from Maurice Nahman, including this figure of the god Amun:

Amun Enthroned

He rejoiced, "I have secured some wonderful things. A noble collection of bronzes selected from a whole series of many hundreds which have been collecting in the hands of dealers during years of the war.""