Image code: 30150

Book of Night: the solar boat with gods and dead people

Detail from the Book of Night with the sky goddess Nut covered in stars. Below her are several scenes. In the upper registers are several deities. In the middle register the voyage of the sun boat is depicted. In the boat the sun god with a ram's head is depicted under an aedicule surrounded by the serpent Mehen. The crew of the boat sees Sia at the bow, Hu at the stern, and Maat. In the lower registers are various groups of the dead including the damned and the blessed.