grandegyptianmuseum: King Ahmose I ceremonia…

grandegyptianmuseum:

King Ahmose I

ceremonial axe

Ceremonial axe of king Ahmose I,

the founder of the Eighteenth dynasty. 

Made from gold, wood and precious stones. Decorated with scenes, the king appears in the form of a sphinx, vulture over lily as symbol of Upper Egypt, cobra over papyrus as symbol of Lower Egypt, finally scene “Heh” the god of eternity holds the plant signifying millions of years. 

New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1550-1524 BC. Now in the Luxor Museum.