"a statue of Anubis"

 Anubis is a God of Ancient Egypt with the head of a jackal and the body of a man. He was associated with mummification and the protection of the dead on their journey into the afterlife, and in the ancient Egyptian language called Inpu. He is usually pictured wearing a ribbon, holding a flail and embalming equipment, and sometimes carrying the scales used to weigh the heart of the dead, determining how much truth the heart carried and therefore how worthy they were for the afterlife. Anubis also appears in full jackal form, in which he is coloured entirely black to symbolise rotting flesh and rebirth through the black soil of the Nile Valley. He was later replaced in popularity as the main God of the dead by Osiris.