This antique vase is a rare display piece, bringing a royal, pharaonic touch to any space. It is perfect for lovers of Ancient Egyptian mythology and history! This beautiful vase depicts a holy scene with the great gods Anubis and Horus blessing the pharaoh.
Horus is the ancient Egyptian god of protection and power. Horus is depicted as a creator god and benevolent protector. He was thought to be the divine son of Isis and Osiris. Horus lost his left Eye in the war against Seth who murdered his father. Since then this eye has become an important sign of protection.
Horus is among the most famous and important gods worshipped in ancient Egypt. Horus’ name itself means "the falcon who soars above all the other inhabitants of the land" and he was also a frequent symbol of any ancient Egyptian king. He was also considered the mighty god of kingship and the sky.
Anubis is 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.