Pectoral (Ancient Egypt)
Definition and Types of Pectorals
- The pectoral is a wide piece of jewelry.
- The word for pectoral can also include amulets.
- The pectoral can be represented by different hieroglyphs.
- Some pectoral words use the determinative for collar.
- The pectoral can be made of metal or beads.
Pectorals in Statuary
- Standing statues sometimes include pectorals as jewelry.
- The symbolism of pectorals in statues is often enigmatic.
- Pectorals can be worn by gods or represent their attributes.
- Pectorals are a form of adornment in statuary.
- Louvre has statues with pectorals on display.
Famous Pectorals and Hieroglyph Statements
- Pectorals often feature statements in Egyptian hieroglyphs.
- The Pectoral of Amenemhat III showcases his rulership.
- Amenemhat III's pectoral includes his prenomen name.
- Hieroglyphs on pectorals convey power and authority.
- Egyptian language hieroglyphs are the theme of famous pectorals.
Pectorals as Brooch Gallery
- Pectorals can be worn as brooches.
- The hieroglyphs on brooch pectorals include ankh, basket, and Eye of Horus.
- Pectorals as brooches are a gallery of different symbols.
- Pectorals as brooches can be made of various materials.
- Brooch pectorals are a form of adornment.
Pectorals as Necklace Gallery
- Pectorals can be worn as necklaces.
- The hieroglyphs on necklace pectorals include crowns and the Eye of Horus.
- Pectorals as necklaces are a gallery of different symbols.
- Pectorals as necklaces can be made of different materials.
- Necklace pectorals are a form of adornment.
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