Judgement

Home » Art Gallery » Judgement

Everyone deserves to feel welcome and comfortable. If you see someone who isn't, get involved. Read our new Community Guidelines.

greekamazon

greekamazon

This is an older piece of mine, done for Lehn, featuring her character Kliestosse in both male and female form in the role of Ma'at.  And good old Anubis is just being himself. 

Alright! So, what's going on here is the judgement of the deceased. In the tradtional version, Anubis weighs the heart of the dead against the Feather of Truth, which is held by Ma'at. The female Kliestosse is gressed as Ma'at in this version, and the male, an alteration thereof.
That thing is holding is, yes, a heart, not a strangely coloured lump.

Anyway, if the heart -- which the Egyptians believed to be the seat of thought and will (Not the brain) was heavy with sin, the soul was eaten by the Devourer of Condemned Dead, which looks like an angry dog. (I can't draw dogs, so it's not here. )

Unfortunately I couldn't find the words "Sins" and "Truth" in Egyptian, so the Heiroglyphs say "Dues" (By the male) and "Repaid" by the female.

Normally I wouldn't post something this old, but people seem to like it, and i still don't mind it, so...

 

--Maureen

Post your thoughts

Commenting is disabled for guests. Please login to post a comment.

Comments

Well, already this is awesome because of Anubis.
The simplicity and elegance of this is perfect symbolism. Big Smile

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but looking outward together in the same direction.


~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

| Rank: Sprite | Points: 86

  • Reply

Anubis looks both enigmatic and sultry in this image. The jackal-face is mysterious, almost sinister. I kinda like it.

| Rank: Gargoyle | Points: 59

  • Reply

This content was cached on Jun 28, 2017 08:52:57