Nuit: Queen of Heaven
36 inches high x 60 inches wide, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 2014.
Shown with permission of owner, private collection. NFS
Nuit (or Nut) is considered one of the oldest deities among the Egyptian pantheon. She was the goddess of the sky and all heavenly bodies and a symbol of protecting the dead when they enter the afterlife. This painting is based upon a dream where I saw her-- filled with stars, sweeping across the sky, pushing aside the day and leaving a blanket of night in her wake as she drew darkness across the land.
On her head is crown of Innana/Ishtar, the ancient Sumerian/Assyrian goddess known (among other titles) as the "Queen of Heaven", and her halo is the 12 constellations of the Zodiac.
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