History Egyptian Swallow Block sculpture Wall plaque carving www.Neo-Mfg.com Museum reproduction
History Egyptian Swallow Block sculpture Wall plaque carving www.Neo-Mfg.com Museum reproduction
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History Egyptian Swallow Block sculpture Wall plaque carving www.Neo-Mfg.com

In this small relief from Ptolemaic times there are several animals, as they were often depicted as hieroglyphic signs: on one side there are two swallows, on the other an owl looking at the viewer and a lurking vulture. So the swallow stood for the sound "wr", the owl for the letter M and the vulture for the throat sound "aleph".

Original is in the Berlin Museum
Material: limestone
Artist: Unknown artist
Epoch: 3rd century BC BC
Origin: Egyptian
Location: Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection of the State Museums in Berlin - Prussian Cultural Heritage
Inventory no.: AM 22588

LAST PHOTO IS THE ORIGINAL IN THE MUSEUM. Show for reference only

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