Maat = "Straight": i.e. law and order. Egyptian goddess of truth
and justice. She was associated with Thoth, Ptah and Khnemu in
the Egyptian Creation. She was a goddess of the underworld, sitting
in judgment over the souls of the dead in the Judgment Hall of
La precisione per gli antichi Egizi era simboleggiata da una piuma
che serviva da peso sul piatto della bilancia dove si pesano le
anime. Quella piuma leggera aveva nome Maat, dea della bilancia.
Il geroglifico di Maat indicava anche l'unità di lunghezza, i
33 centimetri del mattone unitario, e anche il tono fondamentale
Translation: For the ancient Egyptians, exactitude was symbolized by a feather
that served as a weight on scales used for the weighing of souls.
This light feather was called Maat, goddess of the scales. The
hyerogliph for Maat also stood for a unit of lenghth - the 33
centimeters of the standard brick and for the fundamental note
of the flute.
The Order of Maat
Giorgio De Santillana
Leonardo da Vinci
We were tourists we were taking pictures (by Dana Turken)