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Hope is the thing by MagpieMagic Hope is the thing by MagpieMagic
with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all. (Emily Dickinson)

This image was inspired by the Godess Ma'at (see here) as she is described in Tad Williams' Otherland series.

'The dead person's heart was placed on a scale, balanced by the feather of Ma'at.'

Normally Ma'at is represented by an ostrich feather, however, in this case I've used crow feathers as they worked better with my overall image - note the small hieroglyph in the bottom right-hand corner.

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Model 1
Stock-79 by Dagwanoenyent-Stock

Model 2
Stock-135 by Dagwanoenyent-Stock

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Crow Feather Wings Stock by RockStock

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Dark Classic Gray by Shadowhouse
Square 88 Aged Parchment by Shadowhouse
Square-152 by Shadowhouse
Hazy Shade of Winter from 6 Faves Of Mine Texture Set # 2 by Shadowhouse

All other images/textures/stock/brushes my own.

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solflower Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Very beautifully rendered!! +++ The history is fascinating as well!
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MagpieMagic Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Thank you so much. I've always been interested in Egyptian mythology. :-)
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Xiaomai Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow those eyes are fantastic....*.*
they show so much feelings x3
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MagpieMagic Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Thank you so much. :-) The original stock images were totally fabulous.
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Xiaomai Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
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MagpieMagic Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
:-)
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