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Egyptian Hand Painted Papyrus

The following Egyptian art is made from genuine Egyptian papyrus and hand painted a unique Egyptian design. All papyrus paintings can be purchased in the Egyptian Dreams shop and are of the highest quality. Click on an image to visit the shop.

Hand painted papyrus of Anubis
Hand Painted Papyrus of Anubis

The god of embalming and cemeteries, Anubis is usually depicted as a jackal or a man with the head of a jackal. Since jackals were common scavengers in Egyptian burial sites, the honouring of Anubis in this guise may have represented a way of protecting the dead from molestation. Anubis was an ancient deity to whom prayers for the survival of the deceased in the Afterlife were addressed before Osiris rose to prominence as the god of the dead. Anubis continued to assist in the judgement of the dead and accompanied the deceased to the throne of Osiris for the ritual of the Weighing of the Heart.

Hand Painted Papyrus of Hathor
Hand Painted Papyrus of Hathor

Hathor was the goddess of joy, motherhood, and love. She was also the goddess of music and dancing. Dead women were identified with Hathor, as men were identified with Osiris. Hathor is usually depicted entirely as a cow or as a beautiful, slender woman wearing a head-dress of a pair of cow's horns with a sun disc between them. Hathor was thought of as the mother of the pharaoh.

Hand Painted Papyrus of Horus
Hand Painted Papyrus of Horus

The son of Osiris and Isis, Horus was a god of the sky and is usually depicted as a falcon, or a man with a falcon's head wearing the crown of all Egypt. Horus's name means 'He Who is Above' and is probably linked to his status as a god of the sky and to the high soaring of the falcon. He is probably most well-known as the protector of the ruler of Egypt. After Osiris was murdered by his brother Seth, Horus fought with Seth for the throne of Egypt. In this battle, Horus lost one of his eyes. The eye was restored to him and it became a symbol of protection for the ancient Egyptians. After this battle, Horus was chosen to be the ruler of the world of the living.

Hand Painted Papyrus of Maat
Hand Painted Papyrus of Maat

Ma'at was the personification of the fundamental order of the universe, without which all of creation would perish. The primary duty of the pharaoh was to uphold this order by maintaining the law and administering justice. To reflect this, many pharaohs took the title "Beloved of Maat," emphasizing their focus on justice and truth. At any event in which something would be judged, Ma'at was said to be present, and her name would be invoked so that the judge involved would rule correctly and impartially. Ma'at's presence in all worlds was universal, and all the gods deferred to her.

Hand Painted Papyrus of Re-Horakhty
Hand Painted Papyrus of Re-Horakhty

Real Egyptian papyrus bookmark, printed with an ancient Egyptian scene and showing the Egyptian hieroglyphic alphabet

Re-Horakhty is one of the forms of Re, the sun god, and is identified as a god with a human body and falcon head who wears a crown in the form of a sun disc surrounded by a cobra, or a crown made from ram horns and ostrich feathers.

Hand Painted Papyrus of Thoth
Hand Painted Papyrus of Thoth

Thoth, ancient Egyptian god of wisdom and writing was the scribe to the gods and also their messenger. The Greeks identified him with Hermes. He was often represented as a man with the head of an ibis, or entirely in the form of this bird, but he could also be depicted as a baboon.

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