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        Detail from the Book of the Day from the ceiling of the burial chamber of the Tomb of Ramesses VI

        Egyptian 20th Dynasty (1200-1085 BC). Medium: wall painting. Date: 12th Century BC. Depicts the sky goddess, Nut; one of the Books of the Heavens; the sun as a disc being swallowed and reborn from the goddess and as a god in the solar barque on the celestial waters; sun's passage through the heavens; Provenance: Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt / Giraudon. Photographic Rights held by The Bridgeman Art Library.

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