WALL FRAGMENT - Egyptian

WALL FRAGMENT - Egyptian

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Product Number:49746

Size:

21" x 9"

Date:

1570-1342 BC
Carved limestone wall fragment depicts Anubis, the jackal-headed patron God of embalming who presided over mummification and accompanied the dead to the hereafter, leading the deceased towards the scale of justice in the weighing of the heart ceremony. The ceremony is observed by: Ammit, a funerary deity, Thoth, god of wisdom and writing and Horus, the falcon-headed Egyptian sky god. Osiris, god of the underworld and afterlife, is seated on a throne within an altar on the right, The altar has a row of crowned cobras on the top. Standing behind Osiris are: Isis, protective goddess who used magic spells to help people in need, the wife of Osiris and the mother of Horus and her sister Nephthys, protective goddess of the dead. The deceased worships a row of seated deities across the top, Incised hieroglyphs in the background. Colors include dark red, green, yellow ochre and black. Light earthen patina. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty.

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