This beautiful antique vase is painted with delicate warm hues of brown and black, to give it that natural, rustic feel. Engraved on the base is a simple etching of Anubis, the ancient Egyptian god of death, mummification, embalming, the afterlife, cemeteries, tombs, and the Underworld.
He is depicted here in his classic form as a Jackal. This is because the ancient Egyptians associated Jackals with death, because they lurked around cemeteries ate decomposing flesh. Thus, by making Anubis the patron deity of jackals, they hoped to protect the bodies of the deceased from being devoured.