History Egyptian Wadjet & Nekhbet Stela Fragment Sculptural wall relief plaque www.Neo-Mfg.com 6.5"
Raised relief replica featuring the vulture goddess Nekhbet and the cobra goddess Wadjet of Egyptian mythology. They represent the important deities of upper & lower Egypt.
In this fragment Nekhbet & Wadjet are resting on two wicker baskets and this configuration can be translated as 'Nebtj' - the 'Two Ladies'.
Nekhbet - the vulture, was associated with southern, upper Egypt. A dominant figure in the Theban sky, Egypt's largest bird would roost in the imposing cliffs overlooking tomb and temple.
The vulture was also synonymous with the Queen of Egypt being identified with the consort of Amun known as the goddess Mut. One of the many mother goddesses Mut was the mother of Khonsu the moon god.
The Queen's headdress during New Kingdom times would frequently depict a vulture in a most attractive, and protective arrangement. The vulture's head protruding on the forehead, sometimes coupled with the cobra, showed great detail and symbolism. The Queen would thus be seen as the embodiment of the goddess.
Wadjet, the Cobra of lower, northern Egypt. She was the patron deity of the delta city known as Buto and could also be known by this name in the late period.
The cobra was the protector of Kings and Queens and is the symbol that rests on the brow of every king, poised to spit poison at the enemy of Egypt.
In earliest history when the Egyptians looked up at the sprawling star clustered arm of the milky way, they associated it with Wadjet as a heavenly representation.
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