Book of the Dead: the deceased's heart weighed before Osiris against the feather of Goddess Maat, protector of Truth
The scene depicted is the judgment before Osiris, Lord of Eternity. The heart of the deceased is weighed by Anubis and Horus on the scale against the feather of the Goddess Maat, protectress of Truth. Between Osiris and the scales stands Thoth, scribe of the Gods recording the proceedings
Artform: MANUSCRIPTS (Bookarts), MAPS AND CALLIGRAPHY
Artist: Unknown. Ptolemaic Dynasty
Artist Dates: 332-30 BCE
Country/Culture: Ancient Egypt
Date: 4th century BCE
Medium: papyrus scroll
Museum: Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
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