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A Beginner's Guide to Ancient Egyptian Religion

Painted wooden mummy-mask.
1891,0511.8,
AN338204001, British Museum, London, UK.

Iconography

The symbology and motifs associated with religion are crucial to gaining a greater understanding of the iconography of much of the visual and monumental artefacts we have left to us of the ancient Egyptian civilisation. Not only in the form of the Middle Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, the visual sources found throughout the temples and tombs of members of the ancient society can allow us get a closer look into what they considered significant to portray and display for their journey into the afterlife.

 

The articles on this page are provided so to investigate how prevalent specific iconographic details were throughout various sectors of ancient Egyptian society and religious spaces.