AZRAEL: PSYCHOPOMPS Original Painting Framed

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AZRAEL: PSYCHOPOMPS Original Painting Framed

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psychopomp

/ˈsʌɪkə(ʊ)pɒmp/

noun

  1. (in Greek mythology) a guide of souls to the place of the dead.

    • the spiritual guide of a living person's soul.

      "a psychopomp figure who stays by her and walks in her dreams"

THIS IS AZRAEL; ISLAMIC DEATH DEITY. HE IS THE ANGEL OF DEATH. HE HOLDS AN APPLE FROM THE TREE OF LIFE TO THE NOSES OF THE DECEASED TO SEPARATE THE SOUL FROM THE BODY. OFTEN DEPICTED AS BEING COVERED IN EYES AND TONGUES, WEARING A HOOD AND HOLDING A SCYTHE OR SWORD, HE IS VISUALLY WHAT WE WOULD RECOGNISE AS THE GRIM REAPER. AZRAEL KEEPS A NOTEBOOK OF ALL MORTAL INHABITANTS, NOTING THEIR BIRTH AND DEATH IN HIS JOTTER. HE IS THE MINISTER TO GRIEVING PEOPLE; OFFERING COUNSEL TO THE FAMILIES THAT THE DYING HAVE LEFT BEHIND.

THIS ORIGINAL GRAPHITE, WATERCOLOUR AND METALLIC INK PAINTING IS A3 BUT COMES FRAMED WITH MOUNT IN AN A2 FRAME. 42 X 67CMS READY TO HANG.


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