Our Egyptian line of stamps represents symbols and images that are widely known as being symbols of strength and representation of the basis of life. Continuing our line of Ancient Egyptian Gods metal design stamps is Anubis. Anubis is the Greek name for the guardian of the tombs and is associated with death and life after death in the religion of ancient Egypt. Anubis is also described as the lord of the necropolis and patron of embalmers, depicted as a large black canid lying on his stomach, possibly a jackal or a wild dog. Anubis was the Egyptian deity of cemeteries and embalming as well as the protector of graves. As with any other culture or religion around the world, the Egyptians believed in paying respect to their dead. ... Depicted with the black head of a jackal, Anubis helped mummify Egyptians when they died. Stamp size: 8mm, 12mm Shank size: 3/8", 1/2"