Papyrus roll-tied (hieroglyph)
Painted Thutmosis III cartouches (temple relief), Deir el-Bahari.
The ancient Egyptian Papyrus roll-tied & sealed (hieroglyph)
comes in the common horizontal, or a vertical form (shown in photo). It is juxtaposed against an open
scroll, the Papyrus roll-open (hieroglyph),
, without the "visible ties". The sealed form can also have a seal impressed
(in clay) on the tie, for security, or authentication, (see notarization
). Both styles of the papyrus roll
, "-tied" or "-open", are an ideogram
for "roll of papyrus"
, with a phonetic value of m(dj)3t
Some artistic versions of the papyrus roll show the laminations, or grid-work, the cross-hatching of the papyrus fibers, for example on Thutmosis III's cartouches (in photo, end of line 1 (reads left-to-right)).
Finely painted Egyptian hieroglyph sample.
Finely detailed limestone relief example of tied papyrus hieroglyph.
Example of tied papyrus roll
(in top row, "standard" horizontal form)
(Note also brazier (hieroglyph)
Untied version of papyrus roll
from Palermo Stone
(Note: also with no top appendage
on scroll-(a subset variety of the "papyrus roll"
).-(a cattle accounting in the King Year Record)).
- Betrò, 1995. Hieroglyphics: The Writings of Ancient Egypt, Betrò, Maria Carmela, c. 1995, 1996-(English), Abbeville Press Publishers, New York, London, Paris (hardcover, ISBN 0-7892-0232-8)
- Budge, (1920), 1978. An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary, E.A.Wallace Budge, (Dover Publications), c 1978, (c 1920), Dover edition, 1978. (In two volumes, 1314 pp. and cliv-(154) pp.) (softcover, ISBN 0-486-23615-3)