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This Statue represent Anubis as a dog in human form standing tall against a brick wall and tiled floor with a worshiper praying at his feet, etched on the base is a winged uraeus on the front and on the left, right and on the spine of the statue are ancient hieroglyphics. Made from Black Basalt.
Represented as a dog, or as a man with a dogs head, Anubis was a god of the dead, closely associated with the process of mummification and embalming. The priests who perform these rituals on the deceased are thought to have taken on the role of Anubis by wearing jackal masks.
Anubis features in depictions of the weighing of the heart ceremony in the Book of the Dead, assisting in the judgement of the dead. He was also considered to be a guardian of the cemeteries, known in this guise as
'Lord of the sacred land' and 'foremost of the divine booth'.
The cult of Anubis was eventually assimilated with that of Osiris, another major god of the dead.
Size; 26cm(H) x 6.5cm(W) x 14cm(L)
Weight; 1468 gramsThis Item is Handcrafted and Made in Egypt.
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