ancientart:

The Stela of Pakhaas, 2nd-1st century B.C.E., made of limestone.

The central vignette here features a unique combination of two types of stela illustration. Normally the deceased is shown offering to Osiris, lord of the underworld, or to another deity. Alternatively, the deceased and his or her spouse receive offerings from their family. At first glance, the stela seems to fit the second category. The dead person, Pakhaas, accompanied by his wife, Nesihor, who stands behind him holding a sistrum, or rattle, enjoys the oblations of his son, Pakhy (a nickname, in effect, Pakhaas, Jr.).
This scene, however, is hardly conventional. Pakhy’s censer and Nesihor’s sistrum rarely appear in scenes of offerings to humans, and Pakhaas is not depicted as a mortal. The small image of the god Osiris that sits on his knees indicates that Pakhaas has become that god. Pakhy thus becomes Horus, who offers to his dead father, Osiris, and Nesihor is Isis. (BM)

Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum, USA, via their online collections, 71.37.2.

Temple of Horus at Edfu, Egypt.
haru-mejiro:

Lawrence Alma-Tadema - The Egyptian Widow
leadvilleamerica:

Double eye of Horus
Temple of Sobek
tytusjaneta:

Hall of Columns, Temple of Karnak, Thebes, Egypt, by Antonio Beato. ca. 1860s.
ancientpeoples:

Obelisk of Nebsen
Late Old Kingdom
Dynasty 6–8
ca. 2323–2100 B.C.

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)
design-is-fine:

Cuff bracelets decorated with Cats, Dynasty 18, 1479-1425 b.c. Gold, carnelian, lapis lazuli, turquoise. Egypt. Via Metropolitan Museum

The cat was sacred to the goddess Bastet, the benign counterpart of Sakhmet who incorporated the fierceness of a lioness. 
iheartmyart:

Temple of Isis, Egypt, early 20th century
(via deathandmysticism)
winkingthirdeye:

Hall of the Ancients.
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