Wooden statuette of Anubis, New Kingdom

Wooden statuette of Anubis, New Kingdom
Period:Egypt, New Kingdom, New Kingdom
Dating:1570 BC–1070 BC
Origin:Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes
Material:Wood (undetermined)
Physical:23cm. (9 in.) -

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Faience amulet of Anubis, 525-334 BC
  This black wooden sculpture represents the god Anubis (Hry-sata), sitting upon the Secret.

“The Anubis dog is probably the jackal and is thus referred to under the name ‘sab’ in early texts...Certainly the black coat of Anubis is not true to nature but symbolic. It represents the discolouration of the corpse after its treatment in natron and the smearing of the wrappings with a resinous substance during mummification. This leads on to the idea of rebirth in the afterlife… In the Pyramid Era, Anubis is closely allied to the monarch who is described as having Atum’s body but the face of Anubis. When the king joins the sun-god in the afterlife he takes Anubis with him on his neck” (Hart 1986:22).

Bibliography (for this item)

Hart, George
1986 A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, United Kingdom. (22)

Khalil, Hassan M.
1976 Preliminary Studies on the Sanusret Collection. Manuscript, Musée l’Egypte et le Monde Antique, Monaco-Ville, Monaco. ((I) 71)

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