II.A.2.1 Faience amulet of Anubis
The god is represented walking and with the head of a jackal. He appears to be naked instead of wearing his customary kilt. On his head is the two-feathered crown, while an Egyptian head-cover in black flanks the face. The figure stands on a base; along the back from head to toe runs a tail. CHECK That.
Anubis is the god of mummification, the dead and the afterlife.
Such amulets in faience were produced continuously from their introduction during final stages of the Old Kingdom until the end of the dynastic period.
The amulet probably ended up in the Athenaion of the Timpone della Motta because of its value as a jewel, and was dedicated to the goddess as such.
The object stems from the ash layer but is not burnt. It was found during the Scavi Kleibrink 1991-2004, no. AC. cenere2, National Archaeological Museum, Sibari.