Folded cloth (s hieroglyph)

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S29
Folded Cloth
(vertical
s )
in hieroglyphs

The Ancient Egyptian folded cloth hieroglyph is Gardiner sign listed no. S29 for a type of cushioning, a seat-backing.

The folded cloth hieroglyph is used in the Ancient Egyptian language hieroglyphs for the alphabetic consonant letter (vertical)s.[1]

Origin of folded cloth as seat cushion[edit]

Seat cushion as chair backing.

The Nimrud Ivories have an Ancient Egyptian example with a central theme cartouche and confronted seated dignitaries-(gods or pharaohs). The was sceptre, (authority), is held in each hand. The ankh symbol, life-giving, is at the base of each seat.

The cartouche contains the horizontal n hieroglyph, a foot (hieroglyph), the quail chick (hieroglyph), (=u, or w), and the sun (hieroglyph), symbolizing Ra; also a vertical stroke (hieroglyph), accentuating Ra, and the vertical reed hieroglyph.

The cartouche is surmounted on top with the shuti, twin feather adornment, often also found on headresses.

The Egyptian hieroglyph alphabetic letters[edit]

The following two tables show the Egyptian uniliteral signs. (24 letters, but multiple use hieroglyphs)

a
G1
i
M17
y
M17 M17
'
D36
(w,u)
G43
B
b
P
p
F
f
M
G17
N
N35
R
D21
H1
h
H2
H
Kh1
Aa1
Kh2
F32
S
O34
(Sh)=Š
N37
Q/K2
N29
K
k
G
g
T
t
ChTj
V13
D
d
Dj
I10
L/(R)
(special)
(Ptolemaic,
etc.)
E23
-- -- -- -- --
a i
(ee)
y
ii
'
ah, (aïn)
w, (u)
(oo)
B
P F M N R H1
H2 (Kh)1 (Kh)2 S Sh
(Sh)
K
emphatic
K G T Tj
Ch
Tsh
D Dj
(additionally 4
for vert/horiz)
-- -- -- -- --
M
(horiz)
M2-Plinth
N
(vert)
(see:
N (red crown))
S
(vert)
S (folded
cloth)
M
(3rd-M
-2nd-vert)
M3-Baker's tool
(additionally 3
for equivalents)
-- -- -- -- --
M17 M17 (2 reeds)

is—
Z4 (2 strokes)

y2-Two strokes
G43 (quail)

is—
Z7 (coil)

letter w, u
(see w2-Coil)
T
(no. 2)
T2-Pestle

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schumann-Antelme, and Rossini, 1998. Illustrated Hieroglyphics Handbook, uniliteral: U20, p. 56-57.
  • Schumann-Antelme, and Rossini, 1998. Illustrated Hieroglyphics Handbook, Ruth Schumann-Antelme, and Stéphane Rossini. c 1998, English trans. 2002, Sterling Publishing Co. (Index, Summary lists (tables), selected uniliterals, biliterals, and triliterals.) (softcover, ISBN 1-4027-0025-3)