Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Sa sign, Dynasty 11, reign of Mentuhotep II, ca. 2051–2000 b.c.
    Egyptian; Thebes, Mentuhotep Temple, North Triangular Court, Pit 23
    Electrum, silver
    Rogers Fund, 1925 (25.3.253)

    This hieroglyph, depicting a shepherd's rolled-up shelter, means protection. It was used regularly as an amulet and carried by certain deities, especially the Bes image and Taweret.

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  • Sa sign, Dynasty 11, reign of Mentuhotep II, ca. 2051–2000 B.C.
    Egyptian; Thebes, Mentuhotep Temple, North Triangular Court, Pit 23
    Electrum, silver
    Rogers Fund, 1925 (25.3.253)

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