Unleash your inner archaeologist with this Egyptian style guard dog. This handsome cast aluminum dog statue is based on ancient designs from the Middle Kingdom of Egypt unearthed at Thebes. It depicts a guarddog with its ears standing up (most likely a Basenji
) resting on its belly. The style is similar to the famous Sphinx - the dog's hind legs are curled underneath its body and the front paws are pressed together.
The complete effect makes this dog look poised and alert. The statue also resembles the Egyptian god of the dead, Anubis (aka Inpu, Anupu, and Ienpw). This jackal headed deity was associated with death, mummification, and rebirth. If you know the right words to use from the Book of the Dead, then perhaps you can sick the statue on the deer or birds that are pestering your lawn!
Dimensions: 12"H x 19"L
Finish: Hand cast aluminum with a chocolate brown finish.