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Sketch of Egyptian Jackals

1924 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper sheet: 6 3/4 x 12 in. (17.1 x 30.6 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Paul Manship 1966.47.237 Not currently on view


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Manship created Sketch of Egyptian Jackals while touring Egypt in 1924. In this drawing, he mimicked the outline drawing technique of ancient Egypt in order to capture the jackals he found on tomb decorations in Cairo. These animals are associated with the afterlife in Egyptian mythology because Anubis, the god of the dead, is often depicted with the head of a jackal.

Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2009

 

Keywords

Animal - jackal

Study

Study - sculpture study

drawing

paint - gouache

paint - watercolor

pencil

paper - wove paper

About Paul Manship

Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966

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