The Journey of the Sun God Amun-Re

The scene shows the god Re, in his falcon form, seated in his shrine. On the prow, we see the god Hor-nedj-it-ef, Horus the avenger of his father, harpooning the evil snake Apep or Apophis, symbol of chaos and destruction. By the end of the barque, we see the steer holder simply called ntr-aa or the Great God. At the far end we see the sign Shems, which means follower referring to the crew of the barque. At the top, we see the god Thoth, lunar god, in his baboon form, followed by Shu, the air god, and finally the figuration of the god Heka, the god of magic.

Detail in the inner coffin of Nespawershefyt. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. E.1.1822
Detail in the inner coffin of Nespawershefyt. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. E.1.1822

Detail in the inner coffin of Nespawershefyt depicts the journey of the sun god Ra in his solar barque. Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, ca. 990-969 BC. Plastered and painted wood. Now in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. E.1.1822 

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