The emoji form of Cleopatra’s name

From the wall of the Temple of Horus at Edfu. It is one of very few contemporary images of Cleopatra VII’s sigil left for us to see.

Cleopatra’s name in hieroglyphics, which, I mean,
look at them, are the emoji of her time.

Note the Feather of Ma’at, second from right. It was the symbol of the goddess Ma’at, and of truth and justice in ancient Egypt. It is worn as a badge of office by Aristander, chief of the Shurta, Alexandria’s police force, and friend and colleague of the current Eye of Isis, Tetisheri of House Nebenteru.

I found a Feather of Ma’at charm on Etsy. Who could resist?

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