Nut the Sky Goddess
The Egyptian sky-goddess Nut is usually depicted as a slim-limbed woman stretching upward on her fingertips and toes, arching her body from horizon to horizon. Mythology tells us that she swallowed the sun in the evening and gave birth to it in the morning; her star studded form protecting the earth during the night. The unmistakable of Nut can still be found on the ceilings of magnificent royal tombs and the ornate lids of ancient sarcophagi. Also featured in this fantasy-like painting is the ancient Egyptian dward-god, Bes (protector of women and children), and the magical tyet amulet, sometimes referred to as “The Buckle of Isis.” This opulent scene reminds us we live in a magical and abundant world, where magic and protection are never far from our grasp.