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50 Most Legendary Hats Throughout History Egyptian Anubis Mask

Egyptian Anubis Mask

Worn by priests when they performed funeral rituals (like the “opening of the mouth” ceremony, where they touched the mummy’s mouth, eyes, nose, and ears to restore the senses for the afterlife), this ancient Egyptian headpiece was made of linen, papyrus, and plaster to resemble the jackal-shaped head of the god Anubis, who was believed to rule over the dead.

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