Head of Neith

 Head of Neith


Alternate Images

 Pagan Gods detail of Archer

Pagan Gods detail of Astarte

Pagan Gods Astarte and head of Neith 
(North End: Vaulting, right side)

Pagan Gods Full Image



Pagan Gods head of Neith
(Alternate Image)
JPG: Black and white - local
Jpg: color - Sargentmurals.bpl.org

See description of Neith at the Sargentmurals.bpl.org



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Created 4/9/2003


Pagan Gods: Neith

Behind Moloch and Astarte, the Egyptian sky goddess Neith spans the entire ceiling vault: her toes touch down at the west, her fingertips at the east. In Sargent's words, Neith represents “the vault of heaven, the origin of things, the Mother of gods…as on Egyptian ceilings and zodiacs.” Her vast body is itself the firmament; stars shine within the astrological ring of the zodiac that forms her collar. The serpent-dragon and archer that stand behind ancient myths of seasonal change appear about Neith’s impassive face, seen here just below Astarte’s head. (SargentMurals.bpl.org) <http://sargentmurals.bpl.org/site/murals/15_description.html>