Counted Cross Stitch Kits and Patterns
Ancient Egyptian Symbols 'Royal Barque'
Cross stitch Designer: Karen Dixon
boats with cabins and steering oars constituted the
primary method of transportation throughout the Egyptian
period. It was, therefore, believed that the gods
themselves travelled in such boats, particularly the sun
god Re, depicted in this design as a solar disc.
According to mythology, Re possessed two barques,
Mandjet and Mesektet - the boats of morning and evening
respectively. The inclusion of small model barques in
tombs during many periods was common, possibly
representing the intended or actual journey of the
deceased to the holy site of Abydos.
design is worked on 14 count Aida fabric and the
worked area measures 5 x 5 ins (13 x 13cm).
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