Ancient Egyptian jewelry depicting the ba, a human-headed falcon that symbolized one’s unique personality. Artist unknown; 3rd cent. BCE (Ptolemaic period). Now in the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. Photo credit: Walters Art Museum.
the God Seth at the prow of the sacred barque of the God Ra-Harakhty, repelling and slaying with His spear the cursed apopi (the enemy of the Gods, represented as a huge snake). To the left, the God Ra-Harakhty (falcon-headed and wearing the Solar disk) enthroned. Detail from the first scene of the second funerary papyrus of Lady Heruben, “Lady of the House”, “Chantress of Amon-Ra”, “Great One of the harem of Amon of the fourth phyle”, and “Second Prophetess of Mut”; Heruben was the daughter of Isis-em-kheb (wife of the High Priest of Amon, Pinedjem II, ca.990-969 BCE) and granddaughter of the High Priest of Amon and King, MenkheperRa (son of the High Priest of Amon and King, Pinedjem I). XXI Dynasty; now in the Cairo Museum
Neferuptah or Ptahneferu (“Beauty of Ptah”) was a daughter of the Egyptian king Amenemhat III of the 12th dynasty. Her sister was the Pharaoh Sobekneferu. The apron was probably placed around the bandages of the mummy of the princess.
If your visit is onions, don’t come and don’t call. لو كانت زيارتك بصل، لا تيجي ولا تتصل
Egyptian expression; usually when Egyptians visit each other, they bring desserts or something sweet for the host. This is to say that if you’re not bringing something good, sweet or useful, you’re not welcome.