Horus oversees the weighing of the heart.
The heart of the deceased is being weighed against Ma’at by Anubis.
Ma’at represents Truth & Justice.
She is sometimes represented by her symbol the feather.
If the scales balance all is well & the deceased continues on to meet Osiris.
If the heart weighs heavy the deceased is devoured by the ever-waiting beast, Ammit.
Pencil drawing with digital editing.
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4 thoughts on “The Weighing of the Heart”
Great drawing, and I loved your little explanation. It’s nice to hear the mythology behind the picture.
Thanks draliman, glad you liked it. I’m a bit obsessed with ancient cultures & I often assume that everyone knows the stories. Of course, not everyone does, so I thought I’d add the legend for those that don’t 🙂
great drawing and like the links
Thanks Leslie 🙂