Sculptor: Juan Carlos Ferri Herrero
Year Issued: 2009
Height (in): 14.25 / 36 cm
Width (in): 20.50 / 52 cm
Large scale piece in a style unusual to Lladró representing Anubis, the god of Ancient Egypt. A replica of the original piece, found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun, which guarded the mummy. The name Anubis is of Greek origin and is attributed to the jackal-headed god. In Egyptian mythology it was associated with mummification and life after death. Its black colour in Ancient Egypt wasn't associated with mourning and fear, but rather fertility and prosperity, as the black silt deposited by the rising river levels was favourable to the harvest.