Nut

Above, two representations of the Goddess Nut: the two parts of the Sacred “Book of the Sky”, the “Book of Day” (at left, the end), and the “Book of Night” (at right,the beginning). Below, from right to left: I scene (“He of the Hidden Chamber”, Osiris in a shrine), II scene (“Entrance of the bodies in the Nun”), and III scene (“Nut, the Mysterious One”) of the sacred “Book of the Earth”, section D (last part). From the “House of Eternity” of King Ramses VI, Valley of the Kings, KV 9, West Uaset (Diospolis Megale-Thebes). 

 

“Earth opens for thee (the dead assimilated with Osiris) ….
She (Nut), the Beautiful Female of the West with Her beautiful tresses,
comes to meet thee, to meet thee ,
saying:
‘Thou to whom I have given birth, come”
(Pyramid Texts, from the utterance 254)

 

Nut holding the forms of Ra (sun disk and ram-headed man); from the fifth division of the Book of Caverns; “House of Eternity” of King Ramses IX, KV 6, Valley of the Kings, West Uaset (Diospolis Megale-Thebes)

 

the double representation of the Sky-Goddess Nut, from the sacred “Book of the Sky”: in the upper register, the “Book of Day”  in the lower register, the “Book of Night” At left, the III, the II, and the I scenes of the last part of the sacred “Book of the Earth”. From the ceiling of the “House of Gold Wherein One Rests” (the burial chamber) of the “House of Eternity” of King Ramses VI, KV9, Valley of the Kings, West Uaset, Diospolis Megale-Thebes 

 

Representation of Nut swallowing the Sun, from the sacred “Book of Nut”; each evening Nut swallows the Sun and at morning She gives birth to Him

 

the Goddess Nut, winged (above Her head are represented the hieroglyphs of Her name);
from the “House of Eternity” of Irynefer, “Servant in the Seat of Righteousness and Truth (a workman of the Royal Necropolis of Uaset, the Valley of the Kings)” during the reign of King Ramses II; West Uaset (Diospolis Megale-Thebes), TT290.

 

Amulet of the winged Goddess Nut; from Abydos, ca. 1070-664 bc

 

Nut, from the coffin of PeftjauNeith, Inspector of Temple estates in the Egyptian Nile delta; ca. 650 BCE

 

Nut in Her form of Sycamore Tree-Goddess giving water and food to Sennedjem and his wife Iyneferti.
Sennedjem and Iyneferti are dressed in festive garments, kneeling on a building representing their “House of Eternity” in the Netherworld.
Scene from the “House of Eternity” of Sennedjem, “Servant in the Place of Righteousness and Truth (the ‘Valley of the Kings’)”, TT1, West Uaset-Thebes

 

The Goddess Nut in the sacred sycamore tree feeding Tameni and her Ba (the spirit, represented as human-headed bird) and pouring water into their hands; in the upper register, knife-bearing Guardian Gods; from the LIX spell (“Formula for drinking water in the NetherWorld”) of the “Book of the Coming Forth by Day” of Tameni, ca. 1069-945 bc; now in the British Museum 
 (from left to right) Isis, Nut, and Nun;
from the “House of Eternity” of Pashedu, “Servant in the Place of Righteousness and Truth (the Valley of the Kings)” during the reign of Sethi I and Ramses II, TT3, West Uaset (Diospolis Megale-Thebes)

 

The separation of Heaven (Nut) and Earth (Geb), scene from the “Book of Coming Forth by Day” of Nestanebisheru (ca. 940 bc), the daughter of the High Priest of Amon-Ra at Uaset, Pinedjem II; now in the British Museum… Shu (the God of Air and Light, son of Atum), raising and supporting the body of Nut (the Goddess of the Sky); Shu is aided by two ram-headed Deities; below is represented Geb (God of the Earth). On the right and on the left, Gods making adorations; in the lower register on the right, Nestanebisheru and her Ba (her Soul) in adoration.

 

The “Book of Nut”;  from the ceiling of the “House of Gold Wherein One Rests” (the burial chamber) of the “House of Eternity” of King Ramses IV, Valley of the Kings, KV2, West Uaset, Diospolis Megale-Thebes. The Goddess Nut sustained by the God Shu; Shu is standing on the earth, that is the God Geb; at left, the winged Sun is swallowed by Nut (evening); at right, Nut gives birth to the Sun (dawn) represented as Kheper-Ra in His form of winged scarab. On the right is represented the Goddess Nekhbet in Her form of vulture.

 

Thoth leading Tabakenkhonsu to the presence of Osiris and Isis; above, the Winged Solar Orb (representing Horus of Behdet) flanked by the Two Uraei, and the Goddess Nut arching over the top of the stela;
680–670 bc (XXV Dynasty), found in the Hathor Shrine of the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, West Uaset (Thebes); now in the Metropolitan Museum…

 

the Sun-God Ra in His child-form, represented in the Sun’s disk (together with the Cobra-Goddess Wadjet) resting upon the primeval Lotus, and flanked by two winged uraei; the Goddess Nut, winged, and with two Ankh-signs in Her hands; a Ram-God (Khnum or Amon), represented in the Sun’s disk with a protective uraeus, flanked by two winged uraei, and two baboons making adorations to Him; two images of Osiris enthroned; Ptah-Sokar in His falcon form(at left), and Sokar as a falcon (at right); from a coffin dated to XXI Dynasty, ca. 1000-945 BC, now in the British Museum

 

Detail of the outer coffin of Henettawy, Lady of the House and Chantress of Amon-Ra (Dynasty XXI, ca. 990–930 bc), now in the Metropolitan Museum…
-above, in the middle, a pectoral in the shape of a small shrine with a representation of the sacred scarab of Khepry (between the Shen-ring, the symbol of eternal protection, below) and the Solar Orb (flanked by the Two Uraei, above). The sacred scarab is flanked by the Two Eyes (with suspended Uraei holding the Ankh) and by a double representation of Horus in His form of Falcon;
The pectoral is flanked by the Two Eyes and a double representation of Anubis in His form of jackal wearing the Double Crown and holding the Sekhem-Scepter of Power (next to Him there is also the Nekhakha-Flail).
-in the lower register, the Goddess Nut, winged, and holding two feathers in Her hands.

 

detail from the coffin of the Highest Great Lady of the Musician-Priestesses of Amon-Ra at Ipet-Sut (the Precinct of Amon-Ra at Uaset), Isetemkheb, sister-wife of the High Priest of Amon-Ra at Ipet-Sut, Pinedjem II (990 bc): -in the upper register, sacred Baboons making adorations to the Sun-God Ra (represented as the Solar Orb) Who spreads His rays over the Akhet-sign (the Horizon) of the Two Mountains of the East and West; -in the middle register, the Two Eyes (the right eye is the Eye of Ra, the left eye is the Eye of Horus), and the winged Goddess Nut flanked by two Uraei; -in the lower register, the Djed-Pillar (one of the most sacred symbols of the Great God Osiris) praised by four Goddesses, at left by Nephthys and Neith, and at right by Isis and another Goddess.

 

scenes from the Chapel of Isis in the Temple of Hathor at Iunet: in the upper register, the King (at right) making adorations (from right to left) to Hathor, Montu, Tefnut, Geb, Nut, Thoth, and Nekhbet; in the lower register, the King making adorations and offerings to Hathor (at right), and to Hathor and Horus.

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