of Nut (A) spreads from east to west, sustained by the god Shu (B). The Geb god (the earth C) is not represented. In the evening, the
sun is swallowed
by the goddess (F) and follows a given way (described in G). At the dawn, the sun (H) is below the horizon. Then the sun appears (J) and it goes up (K). The newborn sun is under the shape of a winged scarab (kheper L)). It is the visible world in which moves the sun. The Nekhbet goddess , protector of the south, is drawn at the left (D).
This ceiling also
consists of a description of the
external world (E) : "The faraway region of
the sky is dived in the obscurity,
one doesn't know its limits... this country is unknown
of the gods
2005)." So the visible world
is an illuminated bubble surrounded by a
cold and sink set, that
surrounds it of all parts.
has been duplicated from the book of M. Clagget (1995), according to Frankfort (The cenotaph of Seti I at Abydos, London-1933). The letters
(2005) and have been added by me on the drawing.