Wadjet & Nekhbet Seated on a Basket

Illustration

Arienne King
by Walters Art Museum
published on 05 October 2020
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A limestone relief depicting a vulture (possibly the goddess Nekhbet) and a rearing cobra (representing Wadjet) perched on a basket. Nekhbet and Wadjet were known as the "Two Ladies", representing Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt respectively. Together, they were a symbol for the unification of Egypt. The relief dates to the early Ptolemaic period c. 305-250 BCE. Egypt. (Walters Art Museum).

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Museum, W. A. (2020, October 05). Wadjet & Nekhbet Seated on a Basket. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/12849/wadjet--nekhbet-seated-on-a-basket/

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Museum, Walters Art. "Wadjet & Nekhbet Seated on a Basket." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 05 Oct 2020. Web. 27 Sep 2021.