Rare Ceramic Anubis mask (the only one in a public collection) dating from 600 BC
It's important to understand that the scenes of Facsimile No. 1 and Facsimile No. 3 are NOT earthly ritualistic funerary rites performed by ordinary Egyptian priests. These scenes are on a higher level. Much higher! Facsimile No. 1 illustrates ACTUAL depictions of the god Anubis & Osiris. These are NOT priests dressed up in a funerary rite to commemorate the original resurrection of Osiris. It IS the resurrection of Osiris! It carries the same force and weight as any scene that depicts Christ's crucifixion or ascension. The man in Facsimile No. 1 is NOT an Egyptian priest dressed up like Anubis and is certainly not in the act of attempting to slay the god Osiris.Wikipedia wrote:Anubis became the patron god of embalmers; during the rites of mummification, illustrations from the Book of the Dead often show a wolf-mask-wearing priest supporting the upright mummy.
Anubis had male priests who sported wood masks with the god's likeness when performing rituals.
Anubis in Facsimile No. 3 is NOT a slave. Anubis in Facsimile No. 3 as ORIGINALLY portrayed in the Egyptian papyrus (now lost) was in fact the jackal headed god himself -- having a jackal head to include: Jackal eye, jackal ear(s), and jackal snout which was hacked off because Smith didn't like it.
None of the characters in Facsimile No. 3 are Egyptian priests dressed up to impersonate their gods. They are the gods! They are in heaven! They are immortal! The gods and goddesses are welcoming a vindicated man (Horus not Shulem) into the presence of the afterlife. This is something Joseph Smith could not have known and what Joseph Smith expressed about this vignette is the furthest from the truth.
Those who love truth will reject the false revelations of Joseph Smith who was nothing more than a snake oil salesman. Those who defy truth will continue to be conned by people like Muhlestein who is NOT worthy to be called an Egyptologist. Muhlestein is not worthy to even tie Ritner's shoe laces!