The God Nun Raises the Sun

Nun, god of the primeval waters, origin of all life and chaos, lifts the barque of the sun god Re (represented by both the scarab and the sun disk) into the sky at the beginning of time. Nut, goddess of the Sky, is hanging from above, holding the god Osiris, also hanging from upside down, who holds the sun from above. This union, between the sun and Osiris, represents a solid eternal union between the soul and the body which meant to be a complete resurrection of the human being.

The God Nun Raises the Sun
The God Nun Raises the Sun

Vignette from Book of the Dead of Anhay. Ramesside Period, New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty, ca. 1189-1070 BC. Now in the British Museum.