Size: 30,3 x 22,6 cm
Materials: Watercolour on watercolour paper
This painting shows the Sumerian Cuneiform for Anu, the sky God and it was symbol thirty-seven in the series of 100 Sacred Symbols.
Anu was believed to be the supreme source of authority, for the other gods and all mortal rulers, and he is described in one text as the one “who contains the entire universe”. He wasn’t worshipped that often. The worship was more centred on his son Enlil. His primary role in myths is as the ancestor of the Anunnaki, the major deities of Sumerian religion.
When you look at these properties, you could use the symbol to bring forth your own authority.
The background was painted wet-in-wet and made to resemble clouds as a hint to the origin of the symbol.