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Beautiful Ancient Egyptian Anubis Statue (c.3100-c.2890 BC)

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Seller: luxorco2015 (591) 98%, Location: staines, Middlesex, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 173369548259 Large Ancient Egyptian Anubis (c.3100-c.2890 BC) Beautiful Large Anubis black stone, coming from Luxor West Bank. Size 12 cm high. Anubis was the god of embalming and the dead. Since jackals were often seen in cemeteries, the ancient Egyptians believed that Anubis watched over the dead. Anubis. Anubis was the god who helped to embalm Osiris after he was killed by Seth. Tombs in the Valley of the Kings were often sealed with an image of Anubis subduing the "nine bows" (enemies of Egypt) as "Jackal Ruler of the Bows" and it was thought that the god would protect the burial physically and spiritually. One of his epithets, "tpy-djuf" ("he who is on his mountain") refers to him guarding the necropolis and keeping watch from the hill above the Theban necropolis. He was also given the epithet "khentyamentiu" ("foremost of the westerners" i.e. the dead) because he guarded the entrance to the Underworld. All the best and good luck Type: Statues, Provenance: Luxor, Material: Stone, Colour: Black

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