Guardian and Protector of the Dead ....
Presented here we have Anubis in a crouching or recumbent state as a black-coated wolf. The staue is a miniature of the original statue found in the Tomb of Tutankhamun.
Anubis is an iconic god of ancient Egypt, and is said to be associated with mummification, as well as the guardian and protector of the dead. Anubis is the Greek name given to the god, but the ancient Egyptians referred to him as Anpu or Inpu. Anubis was also believed to be the protector of ancient Egyptian mummies and grave sites.
Anubis is either depicted as a man with canine head, or simply as a canine, as he is depicted here in this statue. Anubis always appears in black, a color that symbolizes both rebirth and the discoloration of the corpse after embalming.
The ancient Egyptians believed that the preservation of the body and the use of sweet-smelling herbs and plants would help the deceased because Anubis would sniff the mummy and only let the pure move on to paradise.
|Color||Diensions (cm)||Weight (g)|
|Black and Gold||8.6 x 13.0 x 4.5||259|
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