Painting of Anubis

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Ptolemaic Period, 300-30 B.C.
Material: Painted plaster coat on linen.
Dimensions: 10.5 cm x 12 cm (without frame).
Price: Sold
Ref: 1041
Provenance: Swiss collection A.T., acquired in the 1950s.
Condition: Fragment of a cartonage, delicately painted plaster coat on linen of extraordinary quality.
Description: Rare dynamic depiction of God Anubis while exercising the death ritual. The god with the jackal head opens the canopy, where the intestines of the deceased are kept, to accompany him on the journey to the underworld and to guide him to the Divine Tribunal. The serpent on his back could be interpreted as tutelary deity or as a symbol of reincarnation (moulting). Accompanied by a French export licence.