Here are a couple more that show how the mks-sceptre is actually kept burning
from things that would normally be expected to extinguish a flame;
#1089 I will prepare your path in the sky, and its waters will come down so
that you may navigate your bark in it by night.
The "path of N" is what allows N to keep the fire-pan bright. Ancient Egypt
would often be pitch black at night so a flame was absolutely necessary to see.
#1094 I have swamped the fire, I have lightened the darkness among those who come
with offerings when ma'at is brought to him who crosses the waterway.
It is N who lightens the darkness by "swamping" the fire. It is "balance" which is
achieved to build the pyramid.
The firepan (mks-sceptre) was a floating oil lamp and was designed so it would
burn out if the water wasn't roiled by the continuing eruption. It sat on a film of
oil in the water atop the pyramid and when it rocked violently it burned.
It is displayed upside down here.
Edited by cladking, 11 June 2014 - 03:19 PM.