Egyptian Gold Repoussé Plaque with Maat and Isis Egyptian gold panel.. Product #: AS-3356 Regular price: $900.00 $900.00 In Stock
Egyptian Gold Repoussé Plaque with Maat and IsisEgyptian Gold Repoussé Plaque with Maat and IsisEgyptian Gold Repoussé Plaque with Maat and Isis

Egyptian Gold Repoussé Plaque with Maat and Isis

Product Code: AS-3356
Length: 4CM
Height: 2.6CM

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 A rectangular gold repoussé plaque with seated goddess Isis holding a staff-sceptre, wearing vulture and sun disc crown, kneeling figure of Maat with wings extended, hieroglyphs in three columns above.

Late Period: 664-332 BC.

From a private UK collection; formerly in a Munich collection formed in the 1970s.

Repoussé plaques such as these would have been placed amongst the wrappings of a mummy to ensure that it was protected against the malevolent powers that could hinder the soul reaching the afterlife, and the resurrection of the body. Maat was the goddess personifying all the elements of cosmic harmony by the creator god at...

 A rectangular gold repoussé plaque with seated goddess Isis holding a staff-sceptre, wearing vulture and sun disc crown, kneeling figure of Maat with wings extended, hieroglyphs in three columns above.

Late Period: 664-332 BC.

From a private UK collection; formerly in a Munich collection formed in the 1970s.

Repoussé plaques such as these would have been placed amongst the wrappings of a mummy to ensure that it was protected against the malevolent powers that could hinder the soul reaching the afterlife, and the resurrection of the body. Maat was the goddess personifying all the elements of cosmic harmony by the creator god at the beginning of time, including truth, justice and moral integrity. She was shown as a lady wearing an ostrich feather as a crown and often has wings that are spread protectively. Maat was crucial in helping the deceased reaching paradise and it was she who presides over the judgement of the dead, along with Osiris, Thoth and Anubis. In the Hall of the Two Truths, the dead person's heart is placed in a pair of scales to balance against the feather of Maat. Should the heart be lighter than the feather then the deceased can enter paradise. If the heart is heavier than the feather however, the deceased is condemned to an eternal death in the jaws of the creature called Ammit. Isis also had an important role for the deceased, being the protector of the dead and the goddess who leads the soul to paradise. 
Very fine condition.

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