Papyrus of Ani (Book of the Dead) - The Judgement
(Above) -Twelve Gods seated in Order, as judges before a table of offerings. (Below) - The Psychostasia of Weighing of the Conscience of Ani. The Jackal-headed Anubis trying (in the balance) the heart of the deceased against the feather (symbolising the law). On the left, Ani and his wife cn be seen in a pose of devotion; on the right an Ibis-headed Thoth, the Scribe of the Gods, notes down the resultsof this trial, whilst behind, the monster Amemit, the Devourer, looms menacingly. On the left of the balance, Shai (Destiny) with two Goddesses Renenit and Meschenit behind, all under the soul of Ani (symbolisedby a human-headed hawk and the symbol of a cradle). Date: around 1550 BCE
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Detail from a folio of 'Codex of the Usages' depicting the
Alfonso IV of Aragon called 'the kind' (1299-1336). King of Aragon and count of Barcelona as Alfonso III, from 1327 to his death. Son of James II and Blanche of Anjou. Detail from a folio of 'Codex of the Usages' depicting the Catalan Parliament assembled in Montblanc on 18 June, 1333 under the chairmanship of the king. Paeria Municipal Archives. Lleida. Catalonia. Spain.
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"Alfonso X, called "The Wise" (1221-1284). Book "
"Alfonso X, called "The Wise" (1221-1284). Book of Chess, Dice and Tables. 1283. Fol. 1v. Scribe monks. Romanesque art. Miniature Painting. SPAIN. San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Royal Library of the Monastery of El Escorial." Date:
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