This beautifully detailed array of gods and goddess has a wonderful
range of scenes going on all at once. In the center is the King
holding the crook and flail and wearing a bull 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 afterlife. 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
Mat, goddess of order, balance and justice. Sobek, the crocodile
god, was connected with the sun god Ra. Now, 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 Ra, the sun god. Isis is
adorning her with lotus flowers, which symbolize resurrection and
rebirth. She also holding a sistrum, a musical instrument that you
shake like a rattle. This beautiful scene is topped with protective
cobras over them. The size of this papyrus painting is
approximately 14" by 17 1/2".
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The King Holding the Crook and Flail Papyrus
PAPG239Regular price: $12.00Sale price: $9.79