Wood with gesso and paint
H. 16 1/2 in. (42 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Myron C. Taylor, 1938 (38.5)
This wooden figure represents the god Anubis with a canid head on a human body, wearing the feathered costume of Egyptian deities. In this posehands raised, palms downwardthe god performed purification and transfiguration rites over a mummy. During the actual mummification process, a priest wearing a canid mask played the role of Anubis.