Anubis at the Vatican
I have finally got round to organising my snapshots from my recent Rome trip. No mean task as there were literally hundreds of them!!!!
I thought I would share some of the ones I took from the Egyptian collection at the Vatican over the next few posts. First off is one of my favourite statues from there - a white marble statue of the god Anubis who guided the dead into the underworld. The statue which stands to the height of 155cm dated from the 1-2 century AD. Anubis is represented in Roman style toga but with Egyptian iconography. In his right hand, Anubis holds a sistrum whilst in his left hand he holds the caduceus of Hermes which was used to guide souls in Greek-Roman religion.
The statue is from Anzio, more specifically from the Villa Pamphili.
Inventory number 22840.