SUPAY; PSYCHOPOMPS Original Painting Framed

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SUPAY; 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 SUPAY; INCAN AND QUECHUAN GOD OF DEATH AND RULER OF THE UNDERWORLD. SUPAY WOULD SOMETIMES TAKE FORM OF AN ANIMAL TO VISIT CHILDREN, HOPING THEY WOULD JOIN HIM IN THE UNDERWORLD AND HE IS LINKED TO THE INCAN PRACTICE OF CHILD SACRIFICE. HIS APPEARANCE IN TEXTS DESCRIBES HIM AS A PRECIOUS METAL MINER. HE HOLDS TOOLS AND A NAKED FLAME TO LIGHT THE WAY FOR SOULS IN THEIR DESCENT INTO HIS HOME WHERE HE WOULD ENTERTAIN THE DEAD CHILDREN FOR ETERNITY.

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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