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Found this in my late sisters jewlery box

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Re: Found this in my late sisters jewlery box

Posted: 22 Jun 2013 9:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
The lower part of the cartouche means god (whether or not this would encompass goddess I don't know, but the ancient Egyptians certainly had a much wider concept of who or even what constituted a diety than most people today).

The lower symbols consists of a little stroke and a cartouche which represents a temple flag/standard. The little stroke tells us that the flag cartouche represents a single word or idea in itself, rather than being part of a phoenetic sequence.

There's loads more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_hieroglyphs
including a picture of the god hieroglyphic in the logogram section (search the article using the word "flag" to find it).

Hope this helps

Neil

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SubjectAuthorDate Posted
McCollonough ... 9 May 2013 2:54PM GMT 
neilaxkestrel 23 Jun 2013 3:34AM GMT 
McCollonough ... 23 Jun 2013 12:37PM GMT 
falsterden 28 Jun 2013 6:03PM GMT 
McCollonough ... 28 Jun 2013 7:04PM GMT 
neilaxkestrel 28 Jun 2013 8:07PM GMT 
falsterden 28 Jun 2013 8:54PM GMT 
McCollonough ... 28 Jun 2013 9:06PM GMT 
McCollonough ... 28 Jun 2013 9:09PM GMT 
neilaxkestrel 28 Jun 2013 9:11PM GMT 
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