KEBECHET, GODDESS OF FRESHNESS & PURIFICATION - She was known as the wandering goddess or the lost child. She is the daughter of Anubis & Anput and was thought to help her father in his role as the god of embalming, she was particularly associated with embalming fluid used during mummification. Often depicted as a snake or as a woman with the head of a snake. Sometimes she takes the form of an ostrich, linking her to the goddess of Ma´at who represented justice & balance in the universe.
A strange pharaoh - This statue of the pre-dynastic period may be the first known depiction of a pharaoh. At the time of Nagada (the name of a discovery at the site of Upper Egypt), around 4000 BC. This statue was found in Gebelein, south of Luxor.
EGYPTIAN BRONZE STATUETTE OF AMUN Striding, holding ankh and staff (both added later), wearing a headdress surmounted by twin plumes and a solar disk; wide gold-inlaid pectoral collar. Superb! XXVIth Dynasty, 664-525 BC
ANPUT, EGYPTIAN GODDESS – She is also called Input, Inpewt and Yineput. Anput is a female counterpart of the god Anubis. She is also the goddess of the 17th nome of Upper Egypt. Her daughter is Kebechet.
Cette statuette représente Anubis, le dieu égyptien des morts et du rituel de la momification, maître des nécropoles et protecteur des embaumeurs, avec un corps humain & une tête de canidé, chien ou chacal. Il porte le costume de plumes traditionnel des divinités égyptiennes. Il se tient avec les mains en avant, les paumes vers le bas; une position fréquente lorsqu'il exécute les rituels de purification & de transfiguration sur une momie.