60x30cm - Anubis in Temple Portrait - Standing Ancient Egyptian God Anubis with Staff & Sacred Cartouche - Hand-painted on Egyptian Papyrus
31cm / 12.2 inches wide
60cm / 23.6 inches tall
Papyrus is the worlds first paper!
Created by the Ancient Egyptians, papyrus has been used as a paper for over 4500 years!
Each Papyri is
- Authentically Egyptian
- Packaged with a certificate of authenticity & protective plastic sleeve
Like many ancient Egyptian deities, Anubis assumed different roles in various contexts. Depicted as a protector of graves as early as the First Dynasty (c. 3100 – c. 2890 BC), Anubis was also an embalmer. By the Middle Kingdom (c. 2055 – 1650 BC) he was replaced by Osiris in his role as lord of the underworld. One of his prominent roles was as a god who ushered souls into the afterlife. He attended the weighing scale during 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 the Egyptian pantheon, Anubis played almost no role in Egyptian myths.
Anubis was depicted in black, a color that symbolized regeneration, life, the soil of the Nile River, and the discoloration of the corpse after embalming. Anubis is associated with Wepwawet (also called Upuaut), another Egyptian god portrayed with a dog's head or in canine form, but with grey or white fur.
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(All Papyrus is hand-made & hand-painted, so yours may differ slightly from that in the photo)