PROTECTION SYMBOLS ON THE TOP OF THE MIDDLE KINGDOM STELAE (IN CAIRO MUSEUM)
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Assist. Lecturer, Ancient Egyptian dept., Faculty of Archaeology and Tourism Guidance, Miser Univ. for Science and Technology,
6 th October, Egypt.
In ancient Egypt, Stela was decorated with a lunette, which is composed of special elements. These lunettes were both symbols of protection and defense. In Middle Kingdom stelae, one may find many protecting symbols; such as Wadjet-eyes, Jackel, and Winged sun-disk, all of these symbols are represented upon top of stelae in different forms. The research aims to throw light on the different forms of top of stelae decorating symbols of Middle Kingdom especially those located in Cairo Museum.
Stelae; symbols; Wadjet-eyes; Top of Stela; decoration; Middle Kingdom
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