A good antique grand tour Anubis figure. Hand carved from the semi precious stone Lapis Lazuli and dating from circa.1900-1920. A wonderful tactile object. 8.7cms long, 2.5cms wide and 7cms tall.
Anubis, also called Anpu, ancient Egyptian god of the dead, represented by a jackal or the figure of a man with the head of a jackal. ... In the Early Dynastic period and the Old Kingdom, he enjoyed a preeminent (though not exclusive) position as lord of the dead, but he was later overshadowed by Osiris.