Re: Was Sceptre

From: erin@ignition.ddns.org
Date: 02 Jul 1998
Time: 02:18:11
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The was sceptre was a symbol of dominion. Usually it is shown held in the hand of a god or deified object (like an ankh symbol) Several was funerary amulets have been found (mostly from the Saite period): their function was to provide the deceased with control in the Underworld. A good reference book for symbols and their meanings is called "Reading Egyptian Art: A Heiroglyphic Guide to Ancient Egyptian Painting and Sculpture" by Richard H. Wilkinson. Feel free to email me at the above address for furthur information.