It’s Tut! It’s dazzling! As you know by now, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs has opened at the de Young Museum.
Now these days, you can’t travel without protection so what better Protector could you find than Anubis, the jackal-headed god associated with mummification and the afterlife in Egyptian mythology.
And here he is, from far away, it’s 25 foot tall metal Anubis being installed up in Yelp-rated Pier 39:
Now that’s better. Don’t lose your head, A-dog.
This whole installation was quite the circus with circling news choppers and the works.
Now, you gots to install giant Anubis in pieces, and not do it the way they did in Hotlanta, GA. This chart posted inside of the hollow statue spells it all out:
Is this jackal a naughty boy? Some seem to think so.
Here’s Tut’s actual Anubis, the main man who was at the ready for 3000 years in Egypt. There’s a lot to learn when you see the Tut show in Golden Gate Park. And, bonus, it’s even open tomorrow, the Fourth of July, last entry at 2:00 PM.
And check out Cultural Encounters tonight at the de Young. See you there!