Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Anubis, Dynasty 26–30 (ca. 688–332 b.c.)
    Egyptian
    Faience
    Gift of Darius Ogden Mills, 1904 (04.2.151)

    Funerary amulets often were made in the form of gods who had roles in protecting the mummy. Anubis, the jackal-headed god, oversaw the embalming process. He also bore the epithet "lord of the hallowed ground," meaning protector of the necropolis. Anubis had a significant role in the judgment of the dead when he supervised the weighing of the heart for Osiris.

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  • Anubis, Dynasty 26–30 (ca. 688–332 B.C.)
    Egyptian
    Faience
    Gift of Darius Ogden Mills, 1904 (04.2.151)

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