Nuit: Queen of Heaven
36 inches high x 60 inches wide, acrylic and mixed media on canvas.
Shown with permission of owner, private collection. NFS

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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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