Lessing, Erich, photographer (born 1923)
The eighth hour of the Anduat (Book of the Underworld). The ship of Ra floats through the Underworld, preceded by the snake Mechen, which guards the re-birth of the sungod Ra from the fifth hour onwards. Pen on papyrus (12th-9th BCE), New Kingdom, Egypt.
Staatl. Museen, Aegyptisches Museum, Berlin, Germany