Antique 2 Statues Anubis Egyptian God Egypt RARE Ankh Grand Tour (?) Figurines

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Seller: morielhezi (951) 100%, Location: Petach Tikva, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 153828361247 Here is a Pair (2) of Antique (19th c most probably) Anubis Egyptian Metal Statues See the photos:Two small Anubis Egyptian metal statues on wooden squared base (with green velvet on the bottom) Most probably from the 19th century and could well be some kind of souvenirs from the Grand Tour As per Wikipedia:"Anubis is the Greek name of a god associated with mummification and the afterlife in ancient Egyptian religion, usually depicted as a canine or a man with a canine head. Archeologists have identified Anubis's sacred animal as an Egyptian canid, the African golden wolf. Like many ancient Egyptian deities, Anubis assumed different roles in various contexts. Depicted as a protector of graves as early as the First Dynasty (c. 3100 – c. 2890 BC), Anubis was also an embalmer. By the Middle Kingdom (c. 2055 – 1650 BC) he was replaced by Osiris in his role as lord of the underworld. One of his prominent roles was as a god who ushered souls into the afterlife. He attended the weighing scale during the "Weighing of the Heart," in which it was determined whether a soul would be allowed to enter the realm of the dead. Despite being one of the most ancient and "one of the most frequently depicted and mentioned gods" in the Egyptian pantheon, Anubis played almost no role in Egyptian myths." Anubis is sometimes depicted greeting the deceased in the afterlife and protecting him.Statues of Anubis are displayed in very famous museums among which are the Met (Metropolitan) Museums and the Vatican museums. Also, per the website (see the Anubis value): "Anubis is the Egyptian god of mummification and the afterlife as well as the patron god of lost souls and the helpless. He is one of the oldest gods of Egypt, who most likely developed from the earlier (and much older) jackal god Wepwawet with whom he is often confused. Anubis' image is seen on royal tombs from the First Dynasty of Egypt (c. 3150-2890 BCE) but it is certain he had already developed a cult following prior to this period in order to be invoked on the tomb's walls for protection. He is thought to have developed in response to wild dogs and jackals digging up newly buried corpses at some point in the Predynastic Period in Egypt (c. 6000-3150 BCE) as the Egyptians believed a powerful canine god was the best protection against wild canines." On the left hand, the Anubis is holding an Ankh.As per Wikipedia:"The ankh is an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol that was most commonly used in writing and in art to represent the word for "life" and, by extension, as a symbol of life itself. Its use continued through the Coptic Egyptians who adapted it as the crux ansata, a variant form of the Christian cross." ... "the ankh was frequently depicted being held in gods' hands, representing their life-giving power" Can't tell you more on those I'm afraid. Were acquired from a heritage of a French collector who passed away. Some nice age patina. Height 10.5 cms (4 in) total with base, 7.5 cms (~3 in) Anubis figure only Base (square) dimensions: 4 x 4 x 3 cms (~1.5 x 1.5 x 1 in) I'll dispatch within 2 business days of cleared payment. Any questions- please do not hesitate to ask.The description above is my best interpretation, observation, and opinion of the item and may not address a question or specific concerns you may have. FEEDBACK: Your feedback is very important to me. I do my best to make sure the item you receive is exactly or better than you are expecting. If, for any reason, you aren't happy with your purchase, please contact me prior to leaving negative feedback as I will strive to resolve the issue.Good luck! and thank you for looking On Feb-14-20 at 20:52:51 PST, seller added the following information:NOTE: IMPORTANT: Due to an upcoming travel items purchased and paid until February 17th shall be shipped promptly. Items purchased or paid after shall be shipped immediately upon my return on February 26th. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION. Condition: See photos

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