Papyrus roll-tied (hieroglyph)

Papyrus Roll-

in hieroglyphs
Painted Thutmosis III cartouches (temple relief), Deir el-Bahari.
(reads left-to-right)
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.[1]

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.

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