Ancient Egyptian Jackal God Anubis Bust Statue
This amazingly detailed God Anubis Bust Statue makes a great conversation piece. Made of cold cast resin, he has a metallic bronze finish that gives him the look of metal, and has hand painted accents to show off the detail. The bottom is felted to help keep your furniture scratch-free. He makes a great gift for enthusiasts of ancient Egypt mythology. Anubis, also known as Inpu “decay“, was the ancient Egyptian Jackal-God of the Underworld and Mummification. Anubis was worshipped as the inventor of embalming and the one who embalmed the dead Osiris, thereby helping to preserve him that he might live again. The oldest known mention of Anubis is in the Old Kingdom pyramid texts, where he is associated with the burial of the king.
Anubis is also a God in Tuareg Berber mythology. Anubis takes various titles in connection with his funerary role, such as He-Who-Is-Upon-His-Mountain, which underscores his importance as a protector of the deceased and their tombs, and the title He-Who-Is-In-The-Place-Of-Embalming, associating him with the process of mummification. Like many ancient Egyptian deities, Anubis assumes different roles in various contexts, and no public procession in Egypt would be conducted without an Anubis to march at the head. There are a lot of different versions about his birth and conception. In early mythology, he is protrayed as a son of Ra. In the Coffin Texts from the First Intermediate Period (2181-2055 BC), he is the son of Hesat or Bastet. Some traditions depicted him as son of Ra and Nephthys, others as the illegitimate son of Nephthys and Osiris, that was later adopted by Usir‘ wife, Aset, and others as son of Nephthys and Set.
In the version which he is the son of Nephthys and Usir, it is said that Nephthys tricked her brother, Usir, into fathering her child by using Aset appeareance. Nephthys told her husband-brother, Set, that the child was his but him soon found out. As Set hated Usir, he then planned to murder the child when he was born. Nephthys therefore, abandoned the child at birth hiding him in the marshes by the Nile River. The child was taken care by jackals and eventually found by Aset that raised Inpu as her own kid. When he became an adult, the repaid her by becoming her protector. The version in which he is the son of Nephthys and Set is not that different. It is said that, after Nephthys got pregnant with Set’s child, she tried to hide the pregnancy as she knew how violent Set could be. Fearing for the baby, Nephthys gave Inpu to Aset that eventually raised him. Ancient Egyptian Jackal God Anubis Bust Statue sizes: 5 inches / 13 cm x 4.5 inches / 11.5 cm x 9.5 inches / 24 cm.
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