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EGYPTIAN ANTIQUES ANTIQUITIES Bennu Bird Relief Stela Fragment 1570–1069 BC

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Seller: ancient-egypt (199) 100%, Location: Luxor, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 153161992175 ANCIENT EGYPT EGYPTIAN ANTIQUE BENNU BIRD RELIEF STELA STELE FRAGMENT 1570–1069 BC - Relief showing a male adorer standing Front of BENNU BIRDThe Bird Was Usually Depicted as a Gray Heron (Ardea Cinera) In The New Kingdom. at That Point in Egyptian Mythology, It Was Usually Represented with Long Legs and Beak, and a Two-Feather Crest Growing Form the Back of Its Head. Typically, the Bird Surmounted a Stylized Ben-Ben Stone as a Symbol of the Great Solar God, but Its Association with Osiris Meant That It Was Also Sometimes Represented in the Sacred Willow of That God. Sometimes, It Was Also Depicted Wearing the Atef Crown in Its Aspect as Osiris. in at Least, One the Sarcophagus of the Divine Adoratrice of Amun, Ankhnesneferibre, Now in the British Museum, the Benu Is Imagined as Perched on a Sacred Willow Tree in the Temple. However, the Benu Could Also Be Depicted in a Hybrid Form with the Head of a Man. Classically, the Benu Bird Is Described as Being as Large as an Eagle, with Red and Gold (Solar or Flame-Colored) Plumage.Related to the Verb Weben (Wbn), Meaning "To Rise", "Rise in Brilliance" or "Shine" as Well as Ben-Ben, the Up Thrust Sacred Stone of Heliopolis, Benu (Bennu) Describes a Bird That Was an Important Avian Deity. Originally of Solar Associations, the Benu Bird Came to Be Connected with Three Important Gods Consisting of Atum, Re and Osiris.as an Aspect of Atum, the Benu Bird Was Said to Have Flown Over the Waters of Nun Before the Original Creation. According to This Tradition, the Bird Came to Rest on a Rock from Which Its Cry Broke the Primeval Silence and This Determined What Was and What Was Not to Be in the Unfolding Creation.the Benu, According to Ancient Egyptian Mythology, Was Also Believed to Be the Ba of Re, and by Egypt's Late Period, the Hieroglyphic Sign Depicting the Bird Was Used to Write the Name of This Sun God. During the Middle Kingdom, It Was Said That the Benu of Re Was the Means by Which Atum Came into Being in the Primeval Water.Like the Sun God, the Benu's Own Birth Is Attributed to Self Generation. a Mythological Papyri of the 21st Dynasty Provides a Vignette of a Heart-Amulet and Scarab Beetle near to Which Stand the Benu, Which Is Described as "The One Who Came into Being by Himself". It Was Believed to Constantly Rise Renewed Just Like the Sun, and Was Called the "Lord of Jubilees". the Benu Bird Was Said to Each Morning Appear Under the Form of the Rising Sun, and Was Supposed to Shine Upon the World from the Top of the Famous Persea Tree in Heliopolis Wherein He Renewed Himself.This Most Likely Led to the Concept of Its Long Life, Later Identifying It with the Greek Phoenix Which Also Renewed Itself from a Fiery Death Like the Sun Rising at Dawn. in Fact, It May Have Been the Prototype for the Phoenix, and There May Well Be an Etymological Connection Between the Two Birds' Names, Though Certainly There Are Distinct Differences Between Myths Surrounding Them.the Bird Was Primarily Associated with Atum and Re, but Inevitably, Its Connection with Rebirth Came to Associate It Also with Osiris. in Quoting from the Book of the Dead, Wallis Budge Quotes a Passage That Reads, "I Go in Like the Hawk, and I Come Forth Like the Bennu, the Morning Star (I.e., the Planet Venus) of Ra; I Am the Bennu Which Is in Heliopolis" and He Goes on to Say That the Scholion on This Passage Expressly Informs Us That the Benu Is Osiris. in Essence, the Benu Was Considered a Manifestation of the Resurrected Osiris.Herodotus Tells Us That the Bird Lived for 500 Years Before Building a Nest of Aromatic Boughs and Spices Which It Then Set Ablaze and Was Consumed Within the Inferno. from the Conflagration a New Benu Bird Arose Who, After Embalming Its Father's Ashes, Flew with Them to Heliopolis Where It Deposited the Ashes on the Altar of the Temple of Re. However, This Tale Told by Herodotus Has No Foundation in Actual Pharaonic Mythology, Where the Bird Never Seems to Permanently Die. There Were, in Fact, a Number of Classical Interpretations of the Benu Bird Which Resulted in a Misunderstanding of the Egyptian Myth, Perhaps Because of the Association with the Egyptian Bird and the Greek Phoenix.- Length: 24 Cm / 9.44 Inch - Width: 19 Cm / 7.48 Inch- Weight: 1250 gmProvenance:(Object Is Accompanied with an Scanned Copy of Certificate of Ownership)The New Certificate Of Ownership Which Contain All the Object Information And Previous Owner Information And Your Name As A New Owner Of The Object Will Be Sent to Your Email After 1 weekI Herewith Declare That the Object Was Purchased by Me in Egypt / Luxor City 1979 as a Part of Large Collection and Has Been in My Collection Since Then.I Warrant That the Object Is in the Same Condition as I Bought It from the Previous Owner and That There Is No Any Alterations of Any Kind(This Illustrated Certificate of Ownership Contain)Name & Hand-Signature of the Current OwnerPrevious & Current Owner Addresses / Contact InformationObject NameObject ConditionObject DimensionsObject Country / City of OriginOn Jun-12-18 at 19:13:10 PDT, seller added the following information: Condition: Certified Pre-Owned (CPO), Material: Stone, Provenance: Ownership History Available, Object Type: Ancient Egyptian Historical Artifacts

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