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Tree Goddess, Or ’Lady Of The Sycamore’ In The Nakht Tomb, Luxor. She Is Usu ...

Tree Goddess, Or ’Lady Of The Sycamore’ In The Nakht Tomb, Luxor. She Is Usu ...

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Description: Tree Goddess, or ’Lady of the Sycamore’ in the Nakht Tomb, Luxor. She is usually identified with either Nut, Hathor or Isis. Here she is shown twice with an emblematic sycamore tree on her head. The Egyptians believed that she would emerge from the sycamore when the ba-soul (in bird form) rested in the tree’s shade & would give it nourishment and water. She holds in her hands a meal of bread, onions, beer and grapes, and three stems of papyrus, which is a symbol of vegetation and prosperity. Pile of food offerings lying on a reed mat. Tomb TT52, Thutmose IV, Dyn 18 ( Theban Tomb TT52 located in Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, part of the Theban Necropolis, on West Bank of the Nile, opposite Luxor). Nakht - scribe who held the title ’Astronomer of Amun’ or ’Observer of the Hours in reign of Thutmose IV/ Thutmosis / Tuthmosis IV .

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