Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Ushabti of God Anubis - (3100 – 2890 BC) For Sale
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Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Ushabti of God Anubis - (3100 – 2890 BC):
Ancient Egyptian Antiquities golden Ushabti of God Anubis - (3100 – 2890 BC)
Height: 21 cm
Width: 5.5 cm
Origin and previously owned : luxor
AnubisorInpu, Anpuin Ancient Egyptian (/əˈnjuːbɪs/;Ancient is theGreekname of the god of death, mummification, embalming, the afterlife, cemeteries, tombs, and theUnderworld, inancient Egyptian religion, usually depicted as acanineor a man with acanine head. Archeologists have identified Anubis's sacred animal as an Egyptiancanid, theAfrican golden wolf.[note 1]
Like manyancient Egyptian deities, Anubis assumed different roles in various contexts. Depicted as a protector of graves as early as theFirst Dynasty(c. 3100 – c. 2890 BC), Anubis was also anembalmer. By theMiddle Kingdom(c. 2055 – 1650 BC) he was replaced byOsirisin his role as lord of theunderworld. One of his prominent roles was as agod who ushered souls into the afterlife. He attended theweighing scaleduring the "Weighing of the Heart," in which it was determined whether a soul would be allowed to enter the realm of the dead.Despite being one of the most ancient and "one of the most frequently depicted and mentioned gods" in theEgyptian pantheon, Anubis played almost no role inEgyptian myths.
Anubis was depicted in black, a color that symbolized regeneration, life, the soil of theNile River, and the discoloration of the corpse after embalming. Anubis is associated with his brotherWepwawet, another Egyptian god portrayed with a dog's head or in canine form, but with grey or white fur. Historians assume that the two figures were eventually combined.Anubis' female counterpart isAnput. His daughter is the serpent goddessKebechet.
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