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Ceremonial ostrich fan from tomb of Tutankhamun

Ceremonial ostrich fan from tomb of Tutankhamun

The fan has a long stock and the shaft terminates in the shape of a payrus flower, sheathed in gold with petals at the bottom inlaid in colored glass. Engraved on this upper terminal are three hieroglyphs:nefer(goodness) heka(rule) and ankh(life). A flat semicircle of red wood to which the feathers were once attached, is joined to the papyrus flower. In the middle are cartouches containing the throne and birth names of the king, under the hieroglyphic sign for sky. On either side is a vulture one wearing the white crown of Upper Egypt and the other the red crown of Lower Egypt. The vultures stretch out their wings to protect the king's names | Located in: Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
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July 18, 2007
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