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Papyrus Paintings depicting Egyptian Gods

Book Tickets Now For The Tutankhamun Exhibition At O2 Exhibition Centre (Formerly the Millennium Dome). Egyptian Art Showing Pictures of Ancient Egyptian Gods. Many of these paintings show figures which have been copied from original tomb paintings.

These beautiful works of Egyptian art show pictures of ancient Egyptian gods and are available to purchase from Egyptian Dreams, a company specialising in supplying gifts from Ancient Egypt.


Hand painted papyrus of Anubis Hand painted papyrus of Anubis
Hand Painted Papyrus of The Egyptian God Anubis

The god of embalming and cemeteries, Anubis is usually depicted as a jackal or a man with the head of a jackal. Since jackals were common scavengers in Egyptian burial sites, the honouring of Anubis in this guise may have represented a way of protecting the dead from molestation. Anubis was an ancient deity to whom prayers for the survival of the deceased in the Afterlife were addressed before Osiris rose to prominence as the god of the dead. Anubis continued to assist in the judgement of the dead and accompanied the deceased to the throne of Osiris for the ritual of the Weighing of the Heart.


Hand Painted Papyrus of The Egyptian God Re-Horakhty
Hand Painted Papyrus of Re-Horakhty Hand Painted Papyrus of Re-Horakhty Hand Painted Papyrus of Re-Horakhty Hand Painted Papyrus of Re-Horakhty and Amentet Hand painted papyrus of Amentet, Re-Horakhty, Horus and Hathor

Re-Horakhty is one of the forms of Re, the sun god, and is identified as a god with a human body and falcon head who wears a crown in the form of a sun disc surrounded by a cobra, or a crown made from ram horns and ostrich feathers.


Hand Painted Papyrus of Thoth Hand Painted Papyrus of the Weighing of the heart ceremony Hand Painted Papyrus of Ramesses III, Horus and Thoth
Hand Painted Papyrus of The Egyptian God Thoth

Thoth, ancient Egyptian god of wisdom and writing was the scribe to the gods and also their messenger. The Greeks identified him with Hermes. He was often represented as a man with the head of an ibis, or entirely in the form of this bird, but he could also be depicted as a baboon.

Hand Painted Papyrus of The Egyptian God Horus
Hand Painted Papyrus of Horus and Nefertari Hand Painted Papyrus of Kings and Gods Hand painted papyrus of Amentet, Re-Horakhty, Horus and Hathor Hand Painted Papyrus of Ramesses III, Horus and Thoth
Hand Painted Papyrus of Seti I, Osiris and Horus Hand Painted Papyrus of Isis, Ma'at, Horus and Hathor Hand Painted Papyrus of Gods and Goddesses  

The son of Osiris and Isis, Horus was a god of the sky and is usually depicted as a falcon, or a man with a falcon's head wearing the crown of all Egypt. Horus's name means 'He Who is Above' and is probably linked to his status as a god of the sky and to the high soaring of the falcon. He is probably most well-known as the protector of the ruler of Egypt. After Osiris was murdered by his brother Seth, Horus fought with Seth for the throne of Egypt. In this battle, Horus lost one of his eyes. The eye was restored to him and it became a symbol of protection for the ancient Egyptians. After this battle, Horus was chosen to be the ruler of the world of the living.

Hand Painted Papyrus of the Egyptian God Osiris
Hand Painted Papyrus of Seti I, Osiris and Horus Hand Painted Papyrus of Osiris, the goddess Isis and the goddess Hathor. 
Hand Painted Papyrus of Osiris and five goddesses

God of the dead and the Afterlife, as well as rebirth and fertility, Osiris was usually represented in a mummified anthropomorphc form, often holding a crook and flail, and with the atef-crown on his head.

 

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