"Who is The Keeper?"
"It is the heart of Osiris, which is the devourer of all slaughtered things.
The Urrt crown hath been given unto him, with gladness of the heart".
Book of The Dead. (1500BC -50BC). Translated by Sir Wallis Budge. ~~ This beautiful, enigmatic head was part of a statue placed in a temple.
No inscription survives as to suggest whose likeness it portrays, but, stylistic detail alludes to it being that of King Nectanebo, one of the last principal rulers of Egypt's final native dynasty.
But..it is cursed, for the nose and the protective cobra on his forehead were destroyed and removed after death (perhaps sixty years later when the Persians re-conquered Egypt).
The Ureus is the stylized, upright form, or crown, of an Egyptian cobra that was used as a symbol of sovereignty and divine authority in ancient Egypt.
The Uraeus was a symbol for the goddess Wadjet.
She was one of the earliest Egyptian deities and was often depicted as a cobra, as she is the serpent goddess and whose symbolism was that of protection.
Wadjets are also the name of the symbols called the Eye of the Moon, Eye of Hathor, the Eye of Horus and the Eye of Ra.
The first Uraeus was said to have been created by the goddess Isis, who formed it from the dust of the earth and the spittle of the then-current sun deity.
So by removal, it effectively prohibited her protection.
But, his eyes remain..blank, deep and emotionless and gaze out from the void..they look far into the chasm.. an invitation; a reflection of experience where my eyes are lifted,
praying to the passing clouds, the transient gods, the eternal stars and
forever..forever begging for just one more day.🙏