Anubis Ornament, Large

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<p>This sculpture is based on the one found in the tomb of Tutankhamun, and is unusual in that it depicts Anubis as a full jackal. <br /> <br /> Anubis was the original Egyptian God of the dead (a role later associated with Osiris), and usually appeared as a man with the head of a jackal. <br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>More about Anubis</strong> <br /> <br /> Anubis had many tasks to perform such as watching over the mummification process to ensure that all is done properly and conducting the souls through the underworld, as well as testing their knowledge of the gods and their faith. <br /> <br /> In Egyptian mythology, Anubis would place the heart on the Scales of Justice during the Judging of the Heart, to determine the worthiness of the deceased to enter the realm of the dead. The god of the dead and underworld is probably associated with the jackal as the jackal would scavenge the Egyptian cemeteries looking for food. Jackals are usually associated with wolves and the domestic dog. <br /> <br /> Jackals are not usually black in colour so it is believed the Egyptians portrayed Anubis as black as this was the colour of rotting flesh and the black soil of the Nile.</p>

A plaster ornament depicting the god Anubis, inspired by the British Museum's ancient Egyptian galleries.

This replica is based on an original sculpture found in the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun.

Anubis is one of the most well-known of the ancient Egyptian gods. Worshipped as the guardian and protector of the dead, Anubis was usually depicted as a jackal (a long-legged wild dog) or a wolf. He is also sometimes depicted as having the body of a man with the head of a dog. As can be seen in art from the time, Anubis watched over the mummification process before conducting the soul through the underworld. He was present for the Weighing of the Heart ceremony, and determined whether the deceased was worthy to enter the realm of the dead.

A dramatic gift for the home.

  • Product Code: CMCN410030
  • Product Weight: 0.5Kg
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • Dimensions: H13.5 x W19 x L5cm
  • Material: Plaster
  • Postage Weight: 0.70 Kg

<p>This sculpture is based on the one found in the tomb of Tutankhamun, and is unusual in that it depicts Anubis as a full jackal. <br /> <br /> Anubis was the original Egyptian God of the dead (a role later associated with Osiris), and usually appeared as a man with the head of a jackal. <br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>More about Anubis</strong> <br /> <br /> Anubis had many tasks to perform such as watching over the mummification process to ensure that all is done properly and conducting the souls through the underworld, as well as testing their knowledge of the gods and their faith. <br /> <br /> In Egyptian mythology, Anubis would place the heart on the Scales of Justice during the Judging of the Heart, to determine the worthiness of the deceased to enter the realm of the dead. The god of the dead and underworld is probably associated with the jackal as the jackal would scavenge the Egyptian cemeteries looking for food. Jackals are usually associated with wolves and the domestic dog. <br /> <br /> Jackals are not usually black in colour so it is believed the Egyptians portrayed Anubis as black as this was the colour of rotting flesh and the black soil of the Nile.</p>

A plaster ornament depicting the god Anubis, inspired by the British Museum's ancient Egyptian galleries.

This replica is based on an original sculpture found in the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun.

Anubis is one of the most well-known of the ancient Egyptian gods. Worshipped as the guardian and protector of the dead, Anubis was usually depicted as a jackal (a long-legged wild dog) or a wolf. He is also sometimes depicted as having the body of a man with the head of a dog. As can be seen in art from the time, Anubis watched over the mummification process before conducting the soul through the underworld. He was present for the Weighing of the Heart ceremony, and determined whether the deceased was worthy to enter the realm of the dead.

A dramatic gift for the home.

  • Product Code: CMCN410030
  • Product Weight: 0.5Kg
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • Dimensions: H13.5 x W19 x L5cm
  • Material: Plaster
  • Postage Weight: 0.70 Kg
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