This brightly detailed scene is of the Weighing of the Heart
Ceremony. This ceremony took place after you died and was your test
in order to enter the afterlife. A giant scale would weigh your
heart against the feather of truth (Mat) and if your heart was
lighter than you would pass on to the afterlife but if not then it
would be eaten by the Amemet monster (far right). To the Egyptians
the heart was considered to be the seat of all knowledge instead of
the brain. So here all your good and bad deeds were measured. The
Amemet monster is part hippo, lion and crocodile. Next to Amemet is
the Thoth, the god of knowledge, who would record all the
happenings. Anubis, the jackal headed god, was the god of the dead
who watched over the ceremony. On the far left are images of the
deceased bowing down to the gods that are judging their fate. The
size of this papyrus painting is approximately 14" by 17 1/2".
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Weighing of the Heart Ceremony Papyrus
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