Weighing of the Heart "Judgment by the Gods"
- Subject: Egyptian Miniature Painting
- Paint Material: Opaque watercolors
- Base Material: Papyrus (unframed)
- Size: 7 in. wide X 5 in. (18 cms X 12.5 cms)
- Age: Modern Handmade Art
- Country of origin: Egypt
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Feel the magic with this most unique and beautiful Egyptian artwork on Papyrus.
The scene of the final judgment was essential in ancient Egyptian mythology. Strong believers in the afterlife, the ancient Egyptians believed that every dead soul will be judged in front of a smaller pantheon of Gods.
In this art the dead soul dressed in robes stands in front of the God Horus. Another depiction of Osiris God of the underworld. The ritual performed is the weighing of the heart. It is undertaken by the God Anubis " with the jackal head" the mummification God. Beside the scales is God Tohut who oversees the weighing of the heart ritual. The scale of judgment, where every dead soul's heart is weighed, decides the soul's ultimate fate . The scales are balanced by the feather of Maat " The justice goddess". The dead soul is either resurrected and continues its journey into the after life or suffers in eternal damnation.
Papyrus is a material similar to thick paper that was used in ancient times as a writing surface. It was made from the pith of the papyrus plant. Apart from a writing and painting material, papyrus is used in the construction of other artifacts such as mats, rope, sandals and baskets.
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