Orphic Egg – Birth of the Universe

This Primordial Egg has been known by many names, including the World Egg, Orphic Egg and Cosmic Egg.

Title: Birth of the Universe
Artist: Anawanitia
Medium: Acrylic
Support: Watercolor Paper
Size: 10″ by 8″
Year Completed: June 25, 2014

The idea of universe came forth from a serpent’s egg is shared by many different cultures including Vedic, Greek, Egyptian, Phoenician, Chinese, Norse, Finnish, Polynesian, Japanese, and more.

Gives new meaning to the age old question, which came first, the chicken or the egg, doesn’t it?

It was the ancients’ way of explaining the creation of the Universe. Our current beliefs is very similar to the Orphic egg, it is called The Big Bang Theory, where everything began from a singular point, then exploded into the creation of the universe.

This is an original acrylic painting created with professional paint on sturdy watercolor paper. The painting comes unframed.

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