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Seated Anubis

Location

EGYPT

Era

Middle Kingdom, 11th or 12th Dynasty (2080-1760 B.C.E.)

Title

Seated Anubis

Materials

Wood, plaster, painted decoration

Dimensions

29.7 x 7 x 14.6 cm

Credits

Gift of Paule Regnault, inv. 2003.214

Collection

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.

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