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Fragment of a sarcophagus with an Anubis figure - Egypt - 18th dynasty
Fragment of a sarcophagus with an Anubis figure - Egypt - 18th dynasty - Ancient Art & Antiquities Style Fragment of a sarcophagus with an Anubis figure - Egypt - 18th dynasty -
Ref : 77804
4 000 €
Period :
<= 16th century
Provenance :
Egypt
Medium :
Wood
Dimensions :
l. 6.69 inch X H. 14.17 inch X P. 2.85 inch
Ancient Art & Antiquities  - Fragment of a sarcophagus with an Anubis figure - Egypt - 18th dynasty
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Fragment of a sarcophagus with an Anubis figure - Egypt - 18th dynasty

From a painted wooden sarcophagus from the 18th Egyptian dynasty, this fragment depicts Anubis. Shown in profile as the most diffuse Egyptian plastic gun wants it, it is dressed in a loincloth. The funerary god of ancient Egypt has his characteristic black dog (or jackal) head, the color of rebirth, on a human body. Anubis, the procuring god, holds in his right hand the sceptre Ouas, symbol of power and eternal life, a stick consisting of a long rod with an animal head at the upper end and a two-pronged fork at the opposite end.

The mortuary value of this god, accompanying the deceased on his way to the land of the dead, explains his presence on a sarcophagus setting. Indeed, in Egyptian thought, images have a performative value, which exudes a power perceived as truly concrete beyond the symbol.

The 18th dynasty (1552-1292 BC) is the first of the three periods called the New Kingdom (18th, 19th, 20th dynasties). This is a period of particular glory for Egypt, at the height of its expansion. Art is no stranger to this triumph, and a wave of production is taking place, generating what is called the "golden age of Egyptian painting" in which our fragment is integrated.

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