Looking at this revived the image in my mind from a book I read called 'Memoirs of Cleopatra'. It's an amazing book written through the eyes of Cleopatra herself. The author studied Queen Cleopatra for 40 years very in depth, 99% of the book is fact while she used very minor details to make up. And funny part is before Cleopatra made the snake bite her, I imagined her holding it just like this.
The detail is great (it must have taken forever to color Anubis' jewelry). But what I like most is the deep, serious expression between the jackal-god and the cobra.
I heard somewhere that white symbolized death in ancient Egypt. However, don't take my word for it because I just did a brief Google search and couldn't find anything to prove me right Well, if for some reason white did at one point represent death in Egyptian religion, you certainly picked the right color for the cobra. I LOVE the idea of a white cobra.
In the Egyptian pantheon, Anubis is my favorite male; Isis and Nephthys are my favorite females
Still can't get enough of your work. That said, I like the intense look on the anubis' face. It really is a staring contest. Most of all, I love the muscle structure and then the scales on the cobra. I could go on forever, which seems to be a common thing for me when looking at your art. ^^
P.S. I really need to stop being lazy and clear out my inbox of new deviations long before 3 pages end up coming up. XD I'm just so lazy.