Basket (hieroglyph)

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V30
Basket
nb
in hieroglyphs
The Ancient Egyptian Basket hieroglyph is Gardiner sign listed no. V30 for a semicircular-shaped, shallow basket. It is an Egyptian language biliteral for nb.[1] The Egyptian uniliteral k, a basket-with-handle, Gardiner no. V31,
V31
, is constructed from the basket hieroglyph.

Basket hieroglyph: list of uses[edit]

List of epithet uses[edit]

Butterfly braces-(w/pharaonic names).
(Lord of Coronations)
*Lord of the Two Lands,
V30
N16
N16

*Lord of Coronations,
V30
N28
Z2ss

*Lady of the House,
O9
, Nephthys.

*Lord of Heaven
(Lord of (the) Sky), nb pt

Pharaonic uses[edit]

Lunette iconography, 3 uses of basket: center two columns, as Lord of Heaven, left for god Amun, Lord of the Two Lands, and 3rd use on right.

The pharaoh is often shown in reliefs or in cartouche-related statements as Lord of the Two Lands. The basket hieroglyph is used as 'lord', or 'king'. Queens, or goddesses use the 'lordess' form, the feminine implied from the "t" hieroglyph but not needed for the basket. The basket is used for either.

Rosetta Stone use[edit]

A distinctive use of the basket hieroglyph, for nb is in the composition block for the word "everything". One common portrayal is with sieve, 't', basket,
Aa1 X1
V30
, for "everything", or "all things".[2] The Rosetta Stone also uses just the basket,
V30
, for "every", "all", "everything", as well as multiple uses for just the word "lord".
Preceded by
N35
N35
N35

"waters"-(ripples) - nut
(or crossroads (hieroglyph)=nut)
V30

basket
nb
Succeeded by
P5

sail
(th)au/tshau, (nef)
Succeeded by
F35

"stomach + windpipe"
nfr - (tril.)

Gallery: Lord of the Two Lands-(Neb Taui)[edit]

Gallery: (basket lines, squares)[edit]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilkinson, 1992. Reading Egyptian Art: A Hieroglyphic Guide to Ancient Egyptian Painting and Sculpture, "Basket", nebet, V30, p. 198-199.
  2. ^ Budge, 1989, (1929), The Rosetta Stone, p. 152.