© 2015 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Khepera (Khepri)

Khepera (Khepri)

 Table of Contents

Khepera (Khepri) Photos

Good morning, Two Lands of Egypt!
Getting ready to roll Ra up. He's always redder in the morning. Guess he takes a while to wake up. [Modern image of Khepera as a scarab, rolling the sun disk. Probably copied from a New Kingdom original, provenance unknown.Artwork 2008 by Tedmek.]

I'm on a Boat
Chilling with Ra and the guys on the Solar boat, just before dawn.
[Line drawing of a tomb painting of Nun lifting up Ra's boat, ca. 19th-17th centuries BCE. Drawing reproduced from Egyptian Ideas of the Future Life by E. A. Wallis Budge, 1908.Scan 2009 by Tedmek.]

Ring Around the Sun
Egyptians loved putting my image on everything. I'm good luck! [Line drawing of the bottom of a scarab ring bezel, showing Khepera lifting Ra, ca. 1648-1539BCE. Original ring located in the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. Scan 2012 by Kaldari.]

Monkeying around with Thoth's Baboons
Thoth always sends his baboons to wish Ra and me a good morning. How cute. [Line drawing of a pectoral (necklace), showing Khepera on a boat being greeted by two baboons, ca. 1291-1070BCE. Original pectoral located in the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. Scan 2012 by Kaldari.]

The Gold Bug
They made the best jewelry for me. Too bad I'm too big to wear it. [Golden pectoral (necklace) of the high priest Pinudjem I, showing Khepera between two of the golden bee symbols of Upper Egypt, ca. 1070-1032BCE.] Photo 2007 by Neithsabes.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Noodle's College Search