| Egyptian Journal of Archeological and Restoration Studies


EJARS (Established 2011)

Volume 14 ,issue 1 | Winter and Spring 2024 | Pages : 79-85

wḥꝪ.t, A TORTURE IMPLICATION OR A GREEN OASIS?

Document Type: Original Article

DOI: 10.21608/ejars.2024.361172

pages: 79-85

Authors:
Refaat, M.
Archaeology dept., Faculty of Arts, New Valley Univ., Kharga, Egypt

Abstract:
The current study aims to discuss and analyze the various indications and references to the vessel wḥꝪ.t, which attested in two different etymological senses as a name of the oasis in general and a type of cauldrons which was used for different purposes, such as a torture vessel for burning the damned people in the religious contexts, including the Coffin Texts, the Book of the Amduat, the Book of the Caverns, and the Book of the Dead, in addition to its daily life uses for cooking offerings shown in the offering lists, especially on the tombs of the Old Kingdom, and it use as measuring bulks. The paper also includes an analysis of the root of the word wḥꝪ.t. It presents a discussion about the name of the vessel and its significance. Furthermore, the study explores the vessel’s association with the other vessels attested in the same religious contexts, such as ᶜḫ, ktw.t, dfi, ṯnm, and ḥri.t.

Keywords:
wḥꝪ.t Cauldron Oasis Vessel Torture

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