If you enjoy visiting the Egyptian gallery of the DIA, you'll love this beautiful mini sculpture of Anubis, the Egyptian Jackal God.
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 embalming ceremonies. 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.
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.
Made of cold cast resin, hand-painted in a polished basalt finish with antiqued gold accents to highlight every detail.
Perfect gift for those that love Egyptian art.
Measures 1.25" W x 1.5" D x 3.25" H.