Original painting made of acrylic on canvas. By Barbie Hardrock, 2008. (www.barbiehardrock.com)
The goddess Nut, goddess of the sky, is considered one of the oldest deities among the Egyptian panteon. Her father is Shu (god of the air, in the painting holding her up), her mother Tefnut (goddess of humidity) and she is the grand daughter of sun-god Atum. Her laughter is the thunder, her tears the rain, her body expands protective over the earth. Her husband is Geb (lying on the ground, at the foot of Shu), who is also the father of her children and gods Osiris, Isis, Nephtys and Set.
God Horus, one of the main gods, is leading a late sole by the hand to the scales of justice, where she is weight against the feather of Maat, to find out if she was good and will be reborn or her heart afflicted with a sin and be swallowed by Ammit, preventing a rebirth.
Anubis, god of mortuaries, is preparing the scales of justice to weigh the soul.
Goddess Ammit, devourer of the condemned dead, is also waiting next to the scale, for the decision of the deads justice.