Anubis Pharaoh Hound Ancient Egyptian Type Wall Fragment 10.5L -
Anubis, God of the Dead, represented with a head of a jackal or simply as a jackal, opened the road to the other world and presided over the embalming. After a funeral, Anubis would take the deceased by the hand and introduce him into the presence of the sovereign judges where the soul of the deceased would be weighed.(PN E-079SP)
In this relief wall hanging, Anubis sits alertly awaiting instruction. He looks ahead sternly while his ears tilt up. Anubis is associated with the modern day dog breed, Pharaoh hound.
- Wall hanging is made from compound stone with color details, ready to hang
- This relief measures 10.5 in W x 7 in H x 0.5 in D. Weighs 2-3 lbs.
Anubis was the Guardian of Offerings brought to the ceremony by heirs of the deceased and he also guarded the mummy from evil forces in the night. When the body was embalmed, a priest wearing a jackal mask acted as Anubis's representative. He also was the guardian of the Sacred Esoteric Mysteries.
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