Statue of the god Anubis
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Statue of the god Anubis

From Anzio, Villa Pamphili
I1st-2nd century AD
White marble
Height 155 cm.
cat. 22840

Statue of the god Anubis, lord of mummification, who guided the dead to the underworld, here represented according to the Roman style as a personage clad in a toga, but following an "Egyptian" iconography. In his right hand he holds a sistrum, while in the left he has the caduceus of Hermes, which was used to guide the souls in the Greek-Roman religion.