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Iconography of a Papyrus
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School Link - Iconography of a Papyrus


During our visit each child receives a papyrus. From our past experience children want to learn what the prints actually mean.

Here is an example of the iconography of a papyrus.

We provide teachers with a handout of the iconography of the papyrus issued to the children, of each class. This exercise can be used for arts and Literacy elements of key stage 2.
1)  The ancient Vulture Goddess Nekhebet, from El-Kab or Hierakonpolis in Upper Egypt, protecting Tutankhamun   2) The Cobra Goddess Wadjet, from Buto in Lower Egypt, who sits upon the kings brow, to spit venom into the eyes of the kings enemies
3) One of five names of Tutankhamun, meaning Tutankhamun, ruler of Heliopolis (city of the sun god Ra)   4) The lion a symbol of the regal power of kingsa
5) Another name of Tutankhamun which means, Everlasting Lord of Ra   6) The name, Tutankhamun
7)   One of the thrones of Tutankhamun   8)   Foot Stall
9) Sandals   10) Kilt
11) Collar representing the wings of Nekhebet, always protecting the king   12)   Ankhesenamun, wife of Tutankhamun
13) Papyrus marshes of Lower Egypt   14) Ducks
15) Tutankhamuns wife passes an arrow to her husband the king   16) Tutankhamun fires an arrow from his bow
A favourite pastime of the kings of Egypt was to hunt in the papyrus marshes of Lower Egypt, which is what Tutankhamun is doing. The 2 goddesses of Upper & Lower Egypt confirms the unity of the 2 lands of Egypt