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Egypt 26th Dynasty

Description: Light green amulet of Anubis.
Period: 26th Dynasty 663-525 B.C.
Size: 2.4 cm long


Anubis, in Egyptian mythology, god of the dead. He was considered the inventor of embalming, the guardian of tombs, and a judge of the dead. The Egyptians believed that at the judgement of souls he weighed the heart of the dead against the feather of truth. In art he is represented as jackal-headed. Anubis was sometimes identified with Hermes in Greek mythology.

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