The Father Ra art print by Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa. Our art prints are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All art prints include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.
This icon (the very first icon created by the artist) captures one of the most significant episodes in ancient Egyptian theological thought, the... more
This icon (the very first icon created by the artist) captures one of the most significant episodes in ancient Egyptian theological thought, the moment of creation from the Primordial Abyss. The Egyptians envisaged creation as a dynamic process launched by the creator-god from the darkness of the cosmic ocean nun, the boundless, formless waters embodying the potentiality for all created things.
Within the nun, the netjer or god awoke as a golden child enfolded by the petals of the sacred blue lotus (nymphea caerulea). This divine child was the pre-pubescent manifestation of the sun-god Ra (or Re), whom the Egyptians recognized as the first and most powerful god in a pantheon comprised of a multitude of gods.
The netjer Ra was known by a panoply of names, epithets and iconographic forms, but foremost of these was his anthropomorphic form of falcon-headed deity. From the beginning of Egyptian civilization the falcon- called bik or bak in the Egyptian language- was the icon encapsulat...
About Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa
Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa is an internationally recognized artist, writer, human rights spokesperson and spiritual teacher, whose scholarship and vision have been noted by significant members of the metaphysical and cultural arts communities. Born in San Diego, California into a family of artists, he began at six years of age to receive instruction in figure studies, watercolor technique, and Old World oil painting methods from his father, an accomplished portrait and landscape painter.
At the age of six, Ptahmassu began what has evolved into a life long obsession with the civilization, art and religious practices of the ancient Egyptians. Even at this tender age, the boy astonished (and not a little horrified) his parents when he declared...