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Description: Rectangular carved cypress panel with polychrome painting over gesso and remains of residual dowel wood pins for attachment. Painted are a pair of the god Anubis facing each other, resting on pedestals; with hieroglyphic inscription. Translated as: Left column reads - Words to be recited by Anubis, foremost of the divine booth, giving all things. - Right column reads - Words to be recited by Anubis, who is upon (his mountain), lord of the (sacred) land, giving all things.- -Anubis- is also written in both upper quadrants. Third Intermediate Period, Ca. 1070 to 712 BC.
Location of Origin: Middle East / Western Asia / Northern Africa
Dimensions: 15-1/4 inches L x 7-7/8 inches Wide x 1-3/8 inches Deep.
Primary Classification: Ancient Art : Egyptian
Expertise: The jackal headed god is considered by many to be the most ancient of Egyptian gods. He judged the dead, weighing their souls to compare the good vs. evil they had done. He became identified as the god of embalming and appears in funerary contexts.