Middle Kingdom, 11th or 12th Dynasty (2080-1760 B.C.E.)
Wood, plaster, painted decoration
29.7 x 7 x 14.6 cm
Gift of Paule Regnault, inv. 2003.214
Archeology and World Cultures
Anubis is the Coptic term used to refer to the god named Inpu (Inpw) in the ancient Egyptian language. The protector of embalmers, Anubis generally appeared in the form of a man with the head of a jackal. The god saw to mummification and the rituals related to the transition to the afterlife, such as the weighing of the heart during the judgment of the deceased by the tribunal of Osiris.