viernes, 20 de febrero de 2015

Book of the Dead of Nebqed

Detail from the Book of the Dead of Nebqed. The monster 'Swallower of the Dead' waits to devour the souls of the unworthy. One of the earliest depictions of the part lion, part crocodile, part hippopotamus, monster. Country of Origin: Ancient Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: New Kingdom, early-mid 18th Dynasty, c.1400 BC. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Louvre Museum,Paris . Location: 137.

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