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art is made from genuine Egyptian papyrus and hand
painted a unique Egyptian design. All papyrus
paintings can be purchased in the Egyptian
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Painted Papyrus of Amentet, Re-Horakhty, Horus and Hathor
Amentet is the goddess with the bird on her crown,
which stands for the West and so makes her the goddess
of the West. Re-Horakhty is known for his huge sun
disk crown. Hes wearing the bulls tail
of strength and holding the 'was' scepter of power.
On their thrones is a picture of the Sema-tawy (2
lungs and trachea) with a lotus (Upper Egypt) and
papyrus (Lower Egypt) tied around it. This means Union
of the 2 lands, which can be seen on the thrones
of most Kings. To the right of them is Horus, wearing
the crowns of Upper and Lower Egypt, as he is the
protector of the reigning King.
Painted Papyrus of Egyptian Goddesses
This beautifully decorated design of Egyptian goddesses
is actually two scenes in one.
On the right we can see the goddess Isis seated on
her throne. Isis was the sister-wife of Osiris and
the mother of Horus, who represents the reigning King.
She holds the 'was' scepter of power and is pointing
an ankh (key of life) at the goddess Hathor. Hathor
was the goddess of love, joy and music. Shes
holding a sistrum, a rattle-like musical instrument.
Shes also giving lotus flowers to Isis, which
stands for rebirth and regeneration.
In the other scene again we see Isis and Hathor but
they are larger and are shown holding hands. Here
Isis (on the right) is wearing the menet necklace,
symbol of the goddess Maat, it stands for balance
and order. While on the far left a goddess follows
them bringing beautiful, fragrant lotus flowers.
Painted Papyrus of Gods and Goddesses
This beautifully detailed array of Egyptian gods and
goddess has a wonderful range of scenes going on all
In the center is the King holding the crook and flail
and wearing a bulls tail. Horus and Anubis are
adorning him. Horus, on the right, is wearing the
double crown of Kingship and is the protector of the
reigning King. Anubis, on the left, is related to
death and mummification, and so he ensures one for
The two figures on the left of the papyrus are Sobek
and Hathor. Hathor, the female goddess of love and
music, is offering Sobek the menet necklace. This
is a necklace that balanced in the front and back
and so stood for the Maat, goddess of order,
balance and justice. Sobek, the crocodile god, was
connected with the sun god Re.
On the far right the two figures are Anuket and Isis.
Anuket, seated on the throne, is the goddess of Aswan
and the daughter of Re, the sun god. Isis is adorning
her with lotus flowers, which symbolize resurrection
and rebirth. Shes also holding a sistrum, a
musical instrument that you shake like a rattle.
Painted Papyrus of Isis, Ma'at, Horus and Hathor
This beautiful array of Egyptian gods and goddess shows
Isis, Maat, Horus and Hathor.
Seated at the center is Isis with a horned crown
as well as the vulture headdress. Isis is known for
her virtues as mother, wife, protector and magician.
She is holding the 'was' scepter of power and is pointing
the ankh (key of life) sign at the goddess Maat,
who is to her left. Maat is the goddess of truth,
justice and order and is spreading her wings in protection
to Isis. To the right is the god Horus who is wearing
the crown of Upper and Lower Egypt and is the protector
of the reigning King. To the left of them is the goddess
Hathor, who is the divine mother of the reigning King,
and goddess of sexuality, joy and music.
Painted Papyrus of Queen Hatshepsut
Hatshepsut was the female pharaoh of the Eighteenth
Dynasty. For a woman to rule Egypt for over 20 years
was extremely unusual.
She was the daughter of Tuthmosis I and was married
to her half-brother, Tuthmosis II. On his untimely
death, his heir was his son by a secondary wife, but
as the young Tuthmosis III was still a child, Hatshepsut
became regent and ruled on his behalf for about seven
years, before proclaiming herself king and ruling
jointly with him for a further 14 years.
Although she was a woman, she projected her official
image as that of a pharaoh and even wore the royal
Painted Papyrus of Ramesses III, Horus and Thoth
This beautiful symmetric scene shows Ramesses III in
the centre with Horus (right) and Thoth (left) pouring
the signs of life (ankh-key of life) and power (was)
over him. The Pharaoh is dressed in the full regalia
of Kingship, the nemes headdress and the bulls
tail which stood for power. Horus is the falcon headed
god, who was the protector of Kingship. Thoth, the ibis
headed god was the god of knowledge.
Painted Papyrus of Seti I, Osiris and Horus
God of the dead and the Afterlife, as well as rebirth
and fertility, Osiris was usually represented in a mummified
anthropomorphc form, often holding a crook and flail,
and with the atef-crown on his head.
Painted Papyrus of the Great Sphinx at Giza
About 350 meters from Cheops's pyramid stands the Great
Sphinx, known in Arabic as Abu el-hol, which means "Father
of terror". With the body of a lion and the head of
a king, the Great Sphinx at Giza was believed to have
been built in 2500 BC. However there is evidence of
rain-induced weathering. If the weathering is indeed
caused by rain, it would mean that the Sphinx has been
in existence since North Africa had a wet climate -
more than 12,000 years ago! Most Egyptologists regard
the Sphinx as a portrait of the king Khafre, carved
from an outcrop of rock that remained after the quarrying
of limestone for the interior of the Great Pyramid.
The Great Sphinx measures 66 feet high and over 240
feet long. The face of the Sphinx rises 13 feet with
the eyes being 6 feet high. Part of the nose and beard
are now missing, but the beard can still be seen in
the British Museum.
Painted Papyrus of Winged 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.