Wooden Hieroglyphic Stencil/Ruler - Anubis - 12"
This wooden hieroglyphic stencil ruler has a profile of the Egyptian God Anubis at the top. These rulers are sold individually.
These durable wood rulers have the hieroglyphic alphabet symbols die cut so it doubles as a stencil. Measures up to 8 inches but is 12 inches long and 2.75 inches wide.
Packed in cellophane bag with a hole-punched header.
Anubis, God of the Dead, represented with a head of a jackal or simply as a jackal opened the road to the other world and presided over embalming ceremonies. After a funeral, Anubis would take the deceased by the hand and introduce him into the presence of the sovereign judges where the soul of the deceased would be weighed.
Anubis was the Guardian of Offerings brought to the ceremony by heirs of the deceased and he also guarded the mummy from evil forces in the night. When the body was embalmed, a priest wearing a jackal mask acted as Anubis's representative. He also was the guardian of the Sacred Esoteric Mysteries.