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Title / Description: Nefertem emergingCommentary: The deity Nefertem was associated with the sun. Nefertem also plays an important role in Egyptian creation myths, one of which is illustrated here, in the image on the left hand side of the picture. According to this myth, the lotus flower was the living thing to arise from the waters of chaos which dominated the world before history began. When the petals of the flower opened, Nefertem, the sun god, emerged.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, vol. 2
Author of Commentary: Adam Mendelson
Source: Fox, Michael Michael Fox slide collection