Anubis is the Greek name of a jackal-headed god associated with mummification and the afterlife in ancient Egyptian mythology. Like many ancient Egyptian deities, Anubis assumed different roles in various contexts. Depicted as a protector of graves as early as the 1st Dynasty (ca. 3100 – c. 2890 BC), Anubis was also an embalmer. One of his prominent roles was as a god who ushered souls into the afterlife.
Wooden mask in the shape of the jackal headed god Anubis. New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, ca. 1292-1189 BC. Now in the Louvre. N 4096