Ancient Egyptian limestone Bust of Anubis, the jackal-headed patron God of embalming who presided over mummification and accompanied the dead to the hereafter, from the Ptolemaic Period.
Limestone Cosmetic Jar
Ancient Egypt - Late kingdom, 18th Dynasty
Carved from a single piece of stone, this jar was used to store kohl, an ancient form of eye cosmetic.
This jar is adorned with various Egyptian symbols including an Eye of Horus and the portrait of a jackal, sacred animal of the god Anubis.
Miniature Limestone Ceremonial Boat
Ancient Egypt - 18th Dynasty
Green glazed limestone ceremonial boat, with horned animal heads in the front and the back. The boat is shown carrying a removable mummy figurine, under the canopy. Anubis, the jackal-headed patron God of embalming who presided over mummification, sits on top of the canopy. Incised hieroglyphs on each side of the boat.
Heart scarabs were placed on the throat, chest, or heart of the mummy. Heart scarabs provided the bearer with the assurance that at the final judgment as depicted in the Book of the Dead, the bearer would be found “True of Voice” and accepted into the eternal afterlife by the God Osiris.
This heart scarab shows the face of Bes, dwarf-God believed to guard against evil spirits and misfortune, along with a cartouche with the Sun God Ra holding an Ankh on the top. Five lines of vertical hieroglyphics on the bottom including Anubis, a bird and cartouches.
Ptolemaic, 305-30 BC
Egyptian. Faience, miniature amulet of a standing Anubis, the jackal-headed God who presided over mummification and accompanied the dead to the hereafter. Ptolemaic. 305-30 BC
Ancient Egyptian black limestone statue of Anubis, the jackal-headed God who presided over mummification and accompanied the dead to the hereafter. Ptolemaic.
Ancient Egypt. Carved black limestone seated Anubis, the jackal-headed God who presided over mummification and accompanied the dead to the hereafter, with a cobra underneath his chin. Hieroglyphics to the base. Dirt patina. Ptolemaic. 305-30 BC (6 ½" x 7" x 2 ½")
Ancient Egypt. Carved brown limestone jackal-headed Duamutef, one of the four sons of Horus. During mummification, it is first attested in the burial of Hetepheres, Mother of the 4th dynasty ruler, Khufu (2589-2566 BC), at Giza. Her viscera were stored in a travertine (Egyptian alabaster) chest divided into four compartments, three of which contained the remains of her organs in natron while the fourth held a dry organic material. In later burials, specific elements of the viscera were placed under the protection of four anthropomorphic genii known as the sons of Horus who were, themselves, protected by tutelary deities guarding the four cardinal points. The jackal-headed Anubis, linked with Neith and the east, guarded the stomach. 18th Dynasty. 1570-1342 BC (7")
Ancient Egyptian. Wood fragment from a sarcophagus. Depicts Anubis with staffs crossing over chest. Dark orange, blue, yellow, and black in color. Ptolemaic. Comes in a shadow box. 305-30 BC (5 ¾" x 3 ½")
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