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The Statue of God Anubis

Today, we are standing in front of one of the masterpieces of the Egyptian Museum and one of the most impressive pieces among the collection of King Tutankhamun in his tomb (K.V. 62). We are going to talk about this magnificent portable shrine of God Anubis, which was discovered by "Howard Carter" in the centre of the Treasury of the tomb of King Tutankhamun .

 

 
Anubis Ancient Egyptian God of Mummification
  
 

Anubis Ancient Egyptian God of Mummification

Anubis Ancient Egyptian God of Mummification


God Anubis

 

The jackal god of mummification and the guardian of the cemetery, Anubis played three important roles in the funerary rituals. First, he was the guardian of the cemetery, where he often appears as the jackal wearing a collar decorated with magical inscriptions and holding a flail or whip, a sign of authority.



Anubis Statue :



The statue is made out of wood; it was covered with a layer of resin and in some parts it was gilded such as the inner parts of the ears, the scarf, the collar around his neck, the eye brows and the extended cosmetic eye lines. He is represented in a recumbent position upon a sledge over a chest. this chest was taking the shape of a shrine and decorated from the sides with Isis knot and the Dd sign.
 
Also it is decorated with some hieroglyphic inscriptions as well as the cartouches of king Tutankhamun. This chest is connected with 4 poles which indicate that most probably the statue of god Anubis was held in different funerary processions. When we first found the statue of god Anubis upon the chest, it was wrapped with a sheet of linen inscribed with the seventh year of the reing of king Akhenaton
 
Anubis Ancient Egyptian God of Mummification
 
Some scholars believed that most  probably this linen was made during the seventh year of the reign of king Akhenaton. Others believed that it was inscribed with (pr Itn) which means the house of Iten. It might be reused from the reign of Akhenaton. We found inside this chest several things like 8 pectorals,2 calcite cups containing some remains of resinous substance. 
 
They believed that these are from the substances used during the process mummification as they found that they contain resin, sodium chloride, sodium carbonate and natron. These substances were used in mummification so may be these are the substances used in the mummification of king Tutankhamun
 
They found also some amulets taking the shape of (whm) which is the animal hooves and it means ''the continuity of the movement".  We also found 2 statuettes one of them belongs to god (Rahorakhety). The other statuette belong to god Thot.


The upper frame 
   
Right side
 
dd mdw in inpw:words spoken by god Anubis
 
imy wt :he is in the placenta
 
Left side
 
dd mdw in inpw:words spoken by god Anubis
 
hnty sh ntr:he who is in front of the divine shrine

The Middle Rectangle
 
mry inpw:beloved of Anubis
 
imy wt :he is in the placenta
 
nb t3 dsr:lord of the sacred land
 
ntr nfr:good god
 
nb hprw re nb h w:lord of the forms of ra,lord of shining.
 
The Cartouches
 
twt  nkh imn hk3 iwn rsyt:the living image of amun,The ruler of southern Heliopolis
 
mry inpw:beloved of Anubis
 
hnty sh ntr:he who is in front of the divine shrine
                                                                                             

  As we refer to the importance of god Anubis, he had many titles:
 
1-The lord of the sacred land(nb t3 dsr)
 
2- He is in the placenta( imy wt)
 
3-He who is upon his mountin(tpy dw.f).



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