EGYPTIAN GODDESS MAAT STATUE

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UNIQUE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ART OF MAAT STATUE PAINTED , HANDMADE , MADE IN EGYPT.MAAT KNOWN AS THE GODDESS OF HARMONY,JUSTICE AND TRUTH.

WEIGHT LBS 1.14

HEIGHT  12.20   WIDTH 2.87 length 2.87  INCHES

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Maat, also spelled Mayet, in ancient Egyptian religion, the personification of truth, justice and the cosmic order. The daughter of the sun god ra, she was associated with Thoth, god of wisdom.

The ceremony of judgment of the dead (called the “Judgment of Osiris, named for Osiris, the god of the dead) was believed to focus upon the weighing of the heart of the deceased in a scale balanced by Maat (or her hieroglyph, the ostrich feather), as a test of conformity to proper values.

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    HEIGHT 12.20 WIDTH 2.87 LENGTH 2.87  INCHES

    HEIGHT 31 WIDTH 7.3 LENGTH 7.3 CENTIMETERS  

      WEIGHT 520 GRAMS 1.14 LBS

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EGYPTIAN GODDESS MAAT

Egyptian goddess Maat or Maʽat (Egyptian: mꜣꜥt /ˈmuʀʕat/, Coptic: ⲙⲉⲓ)[1] refers to the ancient Egyptian concepts of truth, balance, order, harmony, law, morality, and justice. Maat was also the goddess who personified these concepts, and regulated the stars, seasons, and the actions of mortals and the deities who had brought order from chaos at the moment of creation. Her ideological opposite was Isfet (Egyptian jzft), meaning injustice, chaos, violence or to do evil.

Law

Egyptian goddess Maat wearing the feather of truth

There is little surviving literature that describes the practice of ancient Egyptian law. Maat was the spirit in which justice was applied rather than the detailed legalistic exposition of rules. Maat represented the normal and basic values that formed the backdrop for the application of justice that had to be carried out in the spirit of truth and fairness. From the Fifth Dynasty (c. 2510–2370 BCE) onwards, the vizier responsible for justice was called the Priest of Maat and in later periods judges wore images of Maat.[13]

Later scholars and philosophers also would embody concepts from the Sebayt, a native wisdom literature. These spiritual texts dealt with common social or professional situations, and how each was best to be resolved or addressed in the spirit of Maat. It was very practical advice, and highly case-based, so few specific and general rules could be derived from them.[14]

During the Greek period in Egyptian history, Greek law existed alongside Egyptian law. The Egyptian law preserved the rights of women, who were allowed to act independently of men and own substantial personal property, and in time, this influenced the more restrictive conventions of the Greeks and Romans.[15] When the Romans took control of Egypt, the Roman legal system, which existed throughout the Roman Empire, was imposed in Egypt.

Goddess

Maat was the goddess of harmony, justice, and truth represented as a young woman.[24] Sometimes she is depicted with wings on each arm or as a woman with an ostrich feather on her head.[23] The meaning of this emblem is uncertain, although the god Shu, who in some myths is Maat’s brother, also wears it.[25] Depictions of Maat as a goddess are recorded from as early as the middle of the Old Kingdom (c. 2680 to 2190 BCE).[26]

The sun-god Ra came from the primaeval mound of creation only after he set his daughter Maat in place of isfet (chaos). Kings inherited the duty to ensure Maat remained in place, and they with Ra are said to “live on Maat”, with Akhenaten (r. 1372–1355 BCE) in particular emphasising the concept to a degree that the king’s contemporaries viewed as intolerance and fanaticism.[27] Some kings incorporated Maat into their names, being referred to as Lords of Maat,[28] or Meri-Maat (Beloved of Maat).

Maat had an invaluable role in the ceremony of the Weighing of the Heart.

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Weight 520 g
Dimensions 7.3 × 7.3 × 31 cm
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HANDMADE , MADE IN EGYPT

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