Survey of Art I Egypt "Steps to the Afterlife"

Survey of Art I Egypt "Steps to the Afterlife" -...

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1. The body is embalmed, dried out completely, wrapped in linen, and laid in a golden coffin. 2. The soul (ka) stays in the tomb, within a statue such as Menkaure’s. 3. Food and drink (such as bread, beer, vegetables, fruit, and meat) are painted/carved on the tomb so that the ka has food to eat. 4. Favorite pastimes such as hunting are painted/carved on the tomb walls so that the ka can live just as it did in life. 5. The deceased person (such as Hunefer) is led by the god Anubis to the underworld. 6. The god Anubis weighs the deceased person’s heart against a feather, which represents truth.
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7. The feather on the scale of the underworld
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Unformatted text preview: is a symbol of Maat, goddess of the underworld. 8. If the person’s heart weighs more than the feather, then the person is devoured by the god Ammit. 9. While the heart is being weighed against a feather, the god Thoth takes notes. 10. If the person’s heart weighs less than the feather, then the person is led away by the god Horus. 12. The god Osiris is guarded by the goddesses Isis and Nephthys on his throne. 11 The god Horus takes the deceased person to the god Osiris on his throne for judgment. 13. The deceased person is welcomed by Osiris to join him on the sun boat of the god Ra for eternity....
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course ART 205 taught by Professor Amybabinec during the Fall '11 term at Moraine Valley Community College.

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