Medium Bronze Style Anubis Statue - Ancient Egyptian God Anubis with hand-painted detail on Bronze finish - Egyptian Home Decor
Total Height: 31cm / 12.2 inches
Base: 16x12cm / 6.3 x 4.7 inches
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.
Multiple Gods & Goddess's in this size available, collect them all!
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This listing is for a brand new COLD CAST BRONZE RESIN* statue. This line of statues features a rich antique bronze finish. The superb detailing and hand painted accents really bring this statue to life. Great addition to anyone's decor!
*What is cold cast bronze? Cold cast bronze is a when real powdered bronze metal is mixed in with resin. The statue is then cast into a mold creating replica of a solid bronze piece that is incredibly realistic. This careful process results in very high quality pieces with much greater detail than you will see with a solid bronze piece, and at an exceptional price! Many pieces will also feature some hand painted accents to enhance the detail, and bring to life them to life!