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The Imiut fetish is a symbol documented since the First Dynasty. It is composed of a stuffed, headless animal skin, either a feline or a cow, tied by the tail to a pole, and terminating in a lotus bud. Although its origin or purpose is unknown, it is present in ancient Egyptian funerary rites and is associated to Anubis in later periods.