Water played an important role in the ancient Egyptian creation myth, as the primeval matter which ‘brought forth all things’. Subsequently water came to represent purification, reproduction, birth and re-animation, and became a part of female symbolism.
Wooden boat from 2nd Intermediate period (2024 - 1700 BCE) in Case V at the bottom of the stairs.
Water imagery/representation (traditional multiple wavy lines) appears often in tarot imagery. This is an example:
‘The Ship of the Dead’ (6 of Swords) – “Osiris’ journey on the Nile seated in a boat that represents his brother and enemy, Seth, is the model for whoever aspires to conquer destiny; a symbol of radical renewal but also of extreme danger”.