Little Egypt

The God Anubis

God of the dead, represented as a black jackal or dog, or as a man with the head of a dog or jackal. The black color represented the color of human corpses after they had undergone the embalming process. In the Book of the Dead, he was depicted as presiding over the weighing of the heart of the deceased in the Hall of the Two Truths. In his role as psychopomp he was referred to as the "Conductor of Souls". Click on an image below for statue descriptions and order information as well as a larger view of the statue.