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Ancient Egyptian Symbols 'Crook and Flail'

Cross stitch Designer: Karen Dixon


Counted Cross Stitch Kit: Crook & Flail

The crook was carried by kings, gods and high officials. It derived from a shepherd's staff, and in this form, it was carried by Anedijti, the shepherd god. Later, it was depicted as a smaller sceptre, and it came to denote the carrier as a 'ruler'. The crook is often depicted being held with the flail across the chest. Opinions differ regarding the origin of this symbol, it possibly representing a shepherd's whip or a fly-whisk. It was associated with the gods Osiris and Min, but when carried by kings it symbolised authority, hence the combination with the crook denoting the 'authority and power of the ruler'.

The design is worked on 14 count Aida fabric and the worked area measures 5 x 5 ins (13 x 13cm).



Egyptian Symbols - Crook & Flail: Counted Cross Stitch Kit
Kit contains Zweigart 14 count Aida fabric, Anchor stranded cotton, black and white symbol counted cross stitch chart, needle and instructions.
14.85
inc. VAT
(sales tax)
Approx US$ 20.20


Egyptian Symbols - Crook & Flail: Counted Cross Stitch Pattern Pack
Pattern Pack contains black and white symbol counted cross stitch chart, colour photograph and instructions.
7.65
inc. VAT
(sales tax)
Approx US$ 10.40


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