Note that Anubis only has a single ear and the head is less canine and somewhat human although if you look close at the front of the face it almost seems like Anubis' nose was broken or deformed within the woodwork.
But, nonetheless, look what I just found at the Louvre museum! It's our Late Period Anubis right out of Facsimile No. 3 having a single ear!
Roman Egypt (30 BC - AD 392)
Shulem wrote:This particular finding deserves some serious attention. It raises more questions about the Joseph Smith papyrus and the handling thereof according to Smith's own liking. This is not good news for the apologists! I suspect Smith instructed Reuben Hedlock to re-engrave the woodcut on Facsimile No. 3 to get rid of the snout. It all seems so clear to me now!
If Reuben Hedlock faithfully chiseled an image of the jackal headed Anubis for Facsimile No. 3 as portrayed on the original papyrus drawn by Abraham, why would Joseph Smith get rid of the snout and make it look human? Why should Smith correct Abraham's original handiwork?
Did Joseph Smith instruct Reuben Hedlock to chisel the jackal snout off the original wood cut of Facsimile No. 3 prior to publication into the Times and Seasons?
[ ] Yes
[ ] No
I see an ample footprint wherein a proper jackal head was first cut and likely test printed but afterward redesigned under the direct supervision of the prophet himself. The more I look at the wood cut under magnification the more I'm convinced the jackal head was original to the papyrus which is now lost. Why Smith would change this is anyone's guess but we have to consider the evidence and question everything.
One thing is for sure: The person in the papyrus is none other than the jackal headed god, Anubis, as represented by the characters above his head:
Recitation by Anubis, who makes protection(?), foremost of the embalming booth.