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Fig. 18

Relief showing the vignette of Book of the Dead spell 151, depicting the vigil for Osiris during the embalming process. The mummy of Maya lies on a funerary couch decorated with lion heads. Note also the two recumbent jackals on shrines. The text accompanying the bottom jackal unambiguously states its apotropaic function: “Anubis, who is on his hill, who protects the burial (or “sarcophagus”) of this Maya”. From Martin, Tomb of Maya and Meryt, I, 2012, pl. 44; translation of text: Id. p. 44. Image courtesy of the Egypt Exploration Society/Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden.

Relief showing the vignette of Book of the Dead spell 151, depicting the vigil for Osiris during the embalming process. The mummy of Maya lies on a funerary couch decorated with lion heads. Note also the two recumbent jackals on shrines. The text accompanying the bottom jackal unambiguously states its apotropaic function: “Anubis, who is on his hill, who protects the burial (or “sarcophagus”) of this Maya”. From Martin, Tomb of Maya and Meryt, I, 2012, pl. 44; translation of text: Id. p. 44. Image courtesy of the Egypt Exploration Society/Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden.

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