Large Egyptian Faience Amulet Of Anubis
C. 332-30 BC – Ptolemaic Period
A green faience amulet of Anubis, the god of the dead and the process of embalming and associated with the afterlife. These funerary amulets were made in the form of gods and used to protect the mummies. Anubis stands on an oblong base with her arms by his side and left leg advanced and displays his characteristic jackal-form head, with pointed ears and snout.
Typical style for period, in good condition and of a large size.
Provenance: Provincial Auction. West Sussex Collection, pre 1970’s.
Size: 52mm height