I’ve always been a big fan of ancient Egypt and Egyptian mythology so I was quite excited to find a bunch of really great Egyptian themed origami models.

Everything from specific Egyptian gods to symbols, pyramids, mummies and more can be folded out of paper.

First, take a look at this paper version of Thoth, the Egyptian god associated with the arbitration of godly disputes, magic, writing, science and the judgement of the dead.

Thoth

Thoth, Designed and Folded by Tom Defoirdt

Instructions not available

 

Here we have an incredible Giza pyramid scene that’s folded out of a single sheet of paper. The paper is 80cm by 80cm and Andrey Ermakov almost ran out of room. The entire scene took 25 hours to fold.

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Giza OP. 38 (ver. 2.5), Designed and Folded by Andrey Ermakov

Instructions not available

 

Anubis is the Egyptian god of death and protector of the underworld. He might be the most popular Egyptian god and there are several great origami designs of him. Like this one designed by Yoshimasa Tsuruta.

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Anubis, Designed and Folded by Yoshimasa Tsuruta

Instructions not available

 

Apis was a bull headed Egyptian god that was worshipped in Memphis.

Apis head (sketch)

Apis Head, Designed and Folded by Antoine S. (origoku)

Instructions not available

 

You can’t have a post about Egypt without including a paper Sphinx.

Sphinx

Sphinx, Designed and Folded by Quentin Trollip

Instructions not available

 

Cats are very important in ancient Egypt and here’s Bast or Bastet, the Egyptian cat goddess.

Goddess of Cats

Bastet, Designed and Folded by Daniel Chang

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another excellent Anubis design.

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Anubis, Designed and Folded by Eric Vigier

Instructions not available

 

This is another pyramid design that’s more organic and wet folded. This scene is also folded from a single sheet of paper.

Pyramids of Gizeh

Pyramids, Designed and Folded by Stefan

Instructions not available

 

Here’s a very complex and impressive sort of tessellated version of Ramses the Great.

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Ramses the Great, Designed and Folded by Andrey Ermakov

Instructions not available

 

This is another great design for the god Thoth.

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Thoth, Designed and Folded by Eric Vigier

Instructions not available

 

Here’s a fantastic origami version of King Tut’s mask. The gold and blue paper is absolutely perfect.

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King Tut, Designed and Folded by Quentin Trollip

Instructions not available

 

This paper Anubis looks like it could be right out of a set of hieroglyphics or Egyptian art.

Anubis

Anubis, Designed and Folded by Tom Defoirdt

Instructions not available

 

I believe this next model is Ageb, the Egyptian god of the earth. The dance pose in this model is a great touch.

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Ageb, Designed and Folded by Eric Vigier

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another great Bastet design by Joseph Wu.

Bastet

Bastet, Designed and Folded by Joseph Wu

Instructions not available

 

Here are a couple of great Egyptian designs, the Eye of Horus and a pharaoh mask.

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Eye of Horus, Designed by Huang Tien Quyet, Pharaoh Designed by Jacky Chan, Both Folded by Andrey Ermakov

Eye of Horus crease pattern available from Photobucket

Pharaoh crease pattern available from Jacky Chan’s website

 

Daniel designed this really awesome mummy. The mummy and the box it’s in are both folded from the same single sheet of paper!

Mummy

Mummy, Designed and Folded by Daniel

Instructions not available

 

Here’s a great tessellated version of a scarab beetle.

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Scarab, Designed and Folded by Melina Hermsen

Instructions not available

 

Our final model for this post is easily the best origami Anubis design I’ve ever seen. The entire model is folded from one single sheet of paper. If you use double sided paper you end up with some awesome colour changes for the clothing and eyes.

Anubis

Anubis, Designed and Folded by Hubert Villeneuve

Instructions not available

 

That’s it for this post. If you know of any other awesome looking Egyptian origami please let me know in the comments!