Figure of the Anubis Jackal

In some versions of ancient Egyptian religious beliefs Anubis assisted in the mummification and rebirth of the god Osiris. This responsibility for mummification and eventual rebirth is the same role Anubis fulfils for the human dead. As the god ‘who is in the embalming tent’ he oversees the process of mummification, and is often shown

Mask of the God Anubis

This mask represents the head of the black jackal, Anubis, the god of cemetery and mummification. He wears the striped nemes headdress; a large part of it is missing but it still has some golden stripes. The eyebrows and whiskers are also gilded. The eyes are in a very good condition. This mask was worn

Head of the God Anubis. Louvre. N 4096

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