Handmade item. Material: Papyrus Dimensions: 93 cm L x 42 cm W 36.25 inch L x 16.6 inch W Ships Worldwide from Egypt This one of a kind papyrus is a beautiful illustration of the final judgement day in ancient Egypt. The painting has glitter on some of its figures and glows in the dark. The papyrus is brown color and the rest of the figures are colorful exactly as shown in the pictures. The God of the Afterlife Anubis is the judge on that day , he is in charge of sending the soul of the pharaoh from its final resting place to the Hall of truth where souls are standing in a line waiting for its fate on the big day. When it’s the time for the soul to be evaluated the soul is ordered to take place in front of Osiris and the scribes of Gods in the direction of the golden scales accompanied by the honored presence of goddess Ma'at, who reflects the cultural value of harmony and balance surrounded by the Forty-Two Judges who would consult with these gods on one's eternal fate. The display from left to right is Anubis who appears before the 42 judges (14 of them appear in the top of the painting), The Ankh is hieroglyphic symbol that was most commonly used in writing and in pharaonic art to represent the word for "life" is strongly present in the illustration, where it’s been held by the judges and Anubis. Comes after goddess Ma'at (harmony and balance) on the head of the equilibrium. The Soul then starts by the prayer, "I have not learnt the things which are not" in other words it means that the soul has been engaged in unearthly matters for the sake of the afterlife. Each sin listed was thought to have disrupted one's harmony and balance while one lived and separated the person from their purpose on earth as ordained by the gods. The heart is then to be handled by Osiris God of the Dead to weigh it over against the white feather of Ma'at, the feather of truth. If the soul's heart was lighter than the feather then the gods conferred with the Forty-Two Judges and, if they agreed that the soul was justified, the person could pass on toward the bliss of the Field of Reeds. If the heart weighs heavier it was thrown to the floor of the Hall of Truth where it was devoured by Amenti which appears on the right side of the golden scale. Once Amenti devoured the person's heart, the individual soul then ceased to exist. There was no `hell' for the ancient Egyptians; their `fate worse than death' was non-existence. Ancient Egyptians loved and enjoyed life to the extent that death was their ultimate fear. We may be confused with the idea that they were obsessed with death, when actually they were in love with life and therefore, they wished for it to continue for eternity. PS; colors slightly vary due to the handmade process and photography.
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