Sketch of Egyptian Jackals

  • Paul Manship, Sketch of Egyptian Jackals, 1924, watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship, 1966.47.237

Exhibition Label

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

Title
Sketch of Egyptian Jackals
Artist
Date
1924
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sheet: 6 3/4 x 12 in. (17.1 x 30.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Paul Manship

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – jackal
  • Study
  • Study – sculpture study
Object Number
1966.47.237
Palette
Linked Open Data
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