Known as "the Great Cackler," Geb was said to have laid the cosmic egg that contained the sun and, thus, was honored as the father of the gods. The image of a goose is also a script sign and was used to write the term "son." This term was an important part of the royal titulary system, as in the title "Son of Re (sun god)."

An ancient Egyptian relief of a goose, symbol of the god Geb and hieroglyphic sign for 'son'.

Saqqara (Middle Egypt), Tomb of Kagemni – Mastaba 25 (Mastaba of the vizier Kagemni; Old Kingdom, early 6th dynasty, after 2347 BC).Figs

Saqqara (Middle Egypt), Tomb of Kagemni – Mastaba 25 (Mastaba of the vizier Kagemni; Old Kingdom, early dynasty, after 2347 BC).

The Tomb of Ay in the Valley of the Kings. Ay was the penultimate Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt's  Dynasty 18 (between Tutankhamen and Horemheb), about 1323-1319 BC.

Tomb Fresco -- Lotuses A Flock Of Birds -- Tomb of Ay in the Valley of the Kings., the penultimate Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt's -- Dynasty 18 (between Tutankhamen Horemheb), about BCE.

Wall Fragment from a Tomb Depicting Donkeys Egyptian Old Kingdom Dynasty 5 2524-2400 BCE Limestone

Wall Fragment from a Tomb Depicting Donkeys Egyptian Old Kingdom Dynasty 5 BCE Limestone

Anjesenamón (Also Known As Ankhesenamun) was the third of six daughters of Akhenaten (Akhenaton) and the Royal Great Wife, Nefertiti. His original name, Anjesenpaatón MEANS that Lives By The Aton. His exact birth date is unknown, but it likely to be the first of the royal princesses born May at the newly founded capital of Egypt, Akhetaten.

Anjesenamón (or Ankhesenamun) was the third of six daughters of Akhenaten (Akhenaton) and the Royal Great Wife, Nefertiti, probably the first royal princess born at the capital of Egypt, Akhetaten.

This gazelle, wearing a lotus flower around its neck, is part of the reliefs that adorn the Sun Court of the tomb of Ankhhor.  Ankhhor was a high official during the reigns of Psammetichus II and Apries.(26th dynasty.  His tomb (TT 414) can be found in the Asasif Necropolis on the Westbank at Luxor. Photo Paul Smit and Mick Palarczyk.

Gazelle wearing a lotus. Relief from the Sun Court of the tomb of Ankhhor a high official in the Dynasty.

Panel with a Griffin [Byzantine; Possibly from Greece or the Balkans] (2000.81) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art Panel with a Griffin, 1250–1300 Byzantine; Possibly from Greece or the Balkans  In the ancient world, the mythical beasts called griffins were symbols of royalty and protectors of the dead.

Panel with a Griffin, Byzantine; Possibly from Greece or the Balkans, Marble; In the ancient world, the mythical beasts called griffins were symbols of royalty and protectors of the x x cm)

[EGYPT 29516]<br /> 'Hathor headed columns in Dendera.'<br /> <br /> The columns in the outer hypostyle hall (or pronaos) of the Hathor Temple at Dendera are crowned by four-sided capitals carved with the face of the cow-eared goddess. The faces symbolize the four cardinal points of the universe and stress the universal character of the sky goddess Hathor, who was also called "Lady with the four Faces".<br /> The square structure that is placed on top of the actual face is a sistrum, a…

EGYPT - Hathor headed columns in Dendera.' The columns in the outer hypostyle hall (or pronaos) of the Hathor Temple at Dendera .

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An Ivory Safe Panel -- Egypt -- Dynasty 26 -- No further reference provided.

Un sacerdote quemando incienso. Dibujo del Libro de los Muertos.

Ancient Egyptian vignette from the Book of the Dead. Penmaat is depicted in his position as a priest of Amun, burning incense and showing the shaved head that was required for priestly purity.

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