Symbolism and Origins of Vulture Headgear of Egyptian Goddesses and Queens

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This article deals with one of the most important attributes of Ancient Egyptian goddesses and queens – the vulture headgear. On the basis of various figurative and written sources the origin and symbolic value of the headgear are analyzed. A special attention is paid to visual parallels drawn between queens and such protective goddesses-mothers as Nekhbet, Wadjet and Mut.

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V Anatol'evich Bolshakov

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Chair of History, Economics and Social Disciplines


Copyright (c) 2013 Большаков В.А.

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