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Chair with god Heh of Tutankhamun

Heh Egyptian God


 It represents god Heh sign of millions of years, god of eternity he is represented with all his features carrying the notched palm rib “rnpt” the sign of years under it the frog (Hfn) on top of the Sn sign, in both hands and seated on the “nbw” sign.  He was the personification of infinity or eternity in the Ogdoad in Egyptian mythology. 
 
His name originally meant "flood", referring to the watery chaos that the Egyptians believed existed before the creation of the world.The Egyptians envisioned this chaos as infinite, in contrast with the finite created world, so Heh personified this aspect of the primordial waters. The Egyptians believed that before the world was formed, there was a watery mass of dark, directionless chaos. 
 

Eternity Chair with god Heh of Tutankhamun

Eternity Chair with god Heh of Tutankhamun
  
In this chaos lived the Ogdoad of Khmunu (Hermopolis), four frog gods and four snake goddesses of chaos. These deities were Nun and Naunet (water), Amun and Amaunet (invisibility), Heh and Hauhet (infinity) and Kek and Kauket (darkness). The water stretched infinitely off in all directions, as ever lasting as time itself. Heh and Hauhet came to symbolise infinity. After the Egyptians believed that time began, Heh and Hauhet came to symbolise limitless time, and long life.


Eternity Chair with god Heh of Tutankhamun



The back of this chair contains 3 of the titles of Tutankhamun: on the top right hand side; the sA Ra name, on the top left hand side; the Niswt bity name and a little bit further down on both sides a representation of the Serekh housing the Horus name of the king: Ka nxt twt mswt : meaning ‘the strong bull Tut is born’ or ‘the strong bull fitting of created forms’.


Eternity Chair with god Heh of Tutankhamun

This wooden chair has a finely carved back. The back consists of a scene representing Heh, the god of a million years and eternity. Heh is always represented in a crouching position raising his hands to the sky. On the sides there are the Sema-Tawy, signs of unification. 
 
The chair is decorated from the top with the winged solar disk, sign of Horus, the god of Edfu. The legs of the chair are in the shape of lion's paws to give power to its owner. There is another chair displayed in a nearby showcase. It is made out of cedar wood and covered with some gold leaf.




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