Judgment in the Egyptian Afterlife
By N.S. Gill
Thoth Recording the Judgment in the Egyptian Afterlife
Egyptian Underworld: Paintings from the tomb of Petosiris at Muzawaka (ao).
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This lovely painting from the tomb of Petosiris at Muzawaka tells the story of the judgment of the deceased in the Egyptian vision of the afterlife. At the bottom to the left of center you can see Anubis and Horus weighing the heart of the dead against the feather of Ma'at. The deceased's ba watches. Above the scales are, from left to right, Isis, the deceased, and a baboon, who is associated with Thoth. On the right, the larger figures are Thoth, who is recording the judgment and Ammut, wearing two Ma'at feathers. Should the heart be heavier than the Ma'at feather, Ammut will devour it.
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