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The separation of Heaven (Nut) and Earth (Geb)

, scene from the “Book of Coming Forth by Day” of Nestanebisheru (ca. 940 bc), the daughter of the High Priest of Amon-Ra at Uaset, Pinedjem II; now in the British Museum… Shu (the God of Air and Light, son of Atum), raising and supporting the body of Nut (the Goddess of the Sky); Shu is aided by two ram-headed Deities; below is represented Geb (God of the Earth). On the right and on the left, Gods making adorations; in the lower register on the right, Nestanebisheru and her Ba (her Soul) in adoration.

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