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Vessels

The hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt are often listed in groups of associated glyphs. The following hieroglyphs have been grouped according to the system established by Sir Alan Gardiner and are all depictions of vessels.









W1; sealed oil container
W1
Phon; bAs Det; salve, oil, fat, devour, container
W2; open oil container
W2
Phon; bAs Det; container
W3; alabaster basin
W3
Phon; Hb (rare) Det; alabaster, feast Abbr; 'Hbt' in Hrj-Hbt (lector priest)
W4; alabaster basin and a tent
W4
Det and Log; feast
W5; alabaster basin and a block
W5
Abbr; lector priest
W6; kettle
W6
Det; kettle
W7; granite pot
W7
Phon; mAT, Ab Det; red granite, Elephantine
W8; granite pot
W8
Phon; mAT, Ab Det; red granite, Elephantine
W9; jug
W9
Phon; hnm Det; oil from Nekhem
W10; bowl
W10
Phon; jab, ab, wsh, Hnt (rare) Det; cup
W10a; bowl
W10a
Phon; bA (rare)
W10b; bowl
W10b
Phon; bA (rare)
W11; stand
W11
Phon; g Det and Log; seat
W12; stand
W12
Phon; g Det and Log; seat
W13; desheret pot
W13
Det and Log; "desheret" pot
W14; water jug
W14
Phon; Hs Det and Log; Heset vase, Senbet vase
W15; water jug pouring water
W15
Det and Log; water dispenser, cleanse, to be cool, libation
W16; water jug and a pot
W16
Det and Log; to be cool, libation
W17; three vases on a supporting rack
W17
Phon; hnt Log; vases in a rack, first
W18; four vases on a supporting rack
W18
Phon; hnt Log; vases in a rack, first
W19; milk jug and carrying net
W19
Phon; mj, mr Abbr; like
W20; milk jug
W20
Det; milk, milk jug
W21; wine jugs
W21
Det; wine, wine jug
W22; beer jug
W22
Det and Log; beer, beer jug, tribute, sacrifice Abbr; attendant
W23; pot with handles
W23
Det; container Abbr; attendant
W24; round pot
W24
Phon; nw, jn Det; Nekhbet
W25; round pot with legs
W25
Abbr; fetch




















Codes

Abb; the sign is an abbreviation of a word,
Det; the sign acts as a determinative (it has no phonetic value, but provids further information about the full word),
Log; the sign is a logogram (it represents an entire word or idea),
Phon; the sign has a phonetic value, and
Phon Det; the sign is a phonetic determinant (it acts as a determinative but also has a phonetic value).

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