|Anubis or Anpu|
Wednesday, 9 August 2017
Anubis, also known as Anpu, is an Egyptian deity associated with death and mummification, and is usually depicted as a canine or a man with a dog's head. His body is always black, the colour associated with rebirth and the discolouration of the corpse after mummification. A favourite with many modern people, Anubis is one of those gods whose statues are most prized by visitors to Egypt. This one came from a visit to the ancient city of Thebes, part of modern Luxor, in Egypt.
There are plenty of websites with information about Anubis for those who wish to know more, but for anyone interested enough to search I suggest starting at Wikipedia's Anubis page.