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WEIGHING OF THE HEART PAPYRUS SCROLL  (large size) - Netgalleries item: AEP5
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WEIGHING OF THE HEART PAPYRUS SCROLL  (large size) - Netgalleries item: AEP5
WEIGHING OF THE HEART PAPYRUS SCROLL  (large size) - Netgalleries item: AEP5
WEIGHING OF THE HEART PAPYRUS SCROLL  (large size) - Netgalleries item: AEP5
WEIGHING OF THE HEART PAPYRUS SCROLL  (large size) - Netgalleries item: AEP5

WEIGHING OF THE HEART PAPYRUS SCROLL (large size) - Netgalleries item: AEP5

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WEIGHING OF THE HEART

LARGE ORIGINAL EGYPTIAN PAPYRUS PAINTING

Approximately 32" X 13"

The painting materials are water color and oil colors.

Hand Painted By Artists in Egypt

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The raw material of papyrus paper comes from the plant Cyperus papyrus. This plant grew along the banks of the Nile and provided the Egyptians with the necessary raw materials. This plant was quite versatile and was not only used in the production of paper but it was also used in the manufacture of boats, rope and baskets. However, the singularly most important and valuable product was the papyrus paper. Not only was this ancient Egypt’s greatest export but it revolutionized the way people kept valuable information. No substitution for papyrus paper could be found that was as durable and lightweight until the development of pulped paper by the Arabs. The way of making pulp paper was far easier to produce but not as durable. This not only led to a decline in papyrus paper making, but also to a decline in the papyrus plant cultivation. Eventually, the papyrus plant disappeared from the area of the Nile, where it was once the lifeblood for ancient Egypt.

Papyrus is made from the stem of the plant. The outer rind is first stripped off, and the sticky fibrous inner pith is cut lengthwise into thin strips of about 40 cm long. The strips are then placed side by side on a hard surface with their edges slightly overlapping, and then another layer of strips is laid on top at a right angle. The strips may have been soaked in water long enough for decomposition to begin, perhaps increasing adhesion, but this is not certain. While still moist, the two layers are hammered together, mashing the layers into a single sheet. The sheet is then dried under pressure. After drying, the sheet of papyrus is polished with some rounded object, possibly a stone or seashell or round hard wood.




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