Goddess Maat (Justice). Golden. H: 11 cm


Goddess Maat (Justice). Golden. H: 11 cm

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Figure made of marble resin (resin + marble dust). Golden patina. 
Reproduction of archaeological museums of the world models. Decorative element of great beauty that evokes ancient cultures.
 
Egypt. Low time. Between 1085 and 332 b.c. Original copper metal. The Louvre Museum. Paris.
 
Maat was the Egyptian goddess of righteousness, truth and justice. Its symbol was a blue ostrich feather. This pen that adorns his head was that served as a counterweight in one of the dishes of the balance that was used during the «trial of the dead», carried out by the Court presided over by the God Osiris. On the other plate is placed the heart of the deceased, which accounted for their actions in life. If the heart was as light as a feather, then that was tried was prepared to overcome the evidence that would lead to the Amenti (land of Amun). If the heart weighed more than the pen would have to return to Earth and continue the cycle of incarnations until their actions were pure and free from all unrighteousness. The goddess Maat personified the order, a fundamental idea in the Egyptian world view. And in this sense it represented one of the main responsibilities of the Egyptian monarch: the restoration and maintenance of order and security of the cosmos; thus often it represents the goddess in scenes in which the King presents a statuette of Maat as a symbolic offering to the gods. On the other hand, it was close mind connected with ideas of truth and justice, so that the judges in the performance of their duties was seen as priests of Maat.

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