W; 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; cupW10a; 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” potW14; water jug
W14
Phon; Hs Det and Log; Heset vase, Senbet vaseW15; 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).


A: Man and his occupations
B: Woman and her occupations
C: Anthropomorphic Deities
D: Parts of the body
E: Mammals
F: Parts of Mammals
G: Birds, 1
H: Parts of Birds
I: Amphibious Animals, Reptiles, etc.
K: Fishes and Parts of Fishes
L: Invertebrata and Lesser Animals
M: Trees and Plants
N: Sky, Earth, Water
O: Buildings and Parts of Buildings
P: Ships and Parts of Ships
Q: Domestic and Funerary Furniture
R: Temple Furniture and Sacret Emblems
S: Crowns, Dress, Staves, etc
T: Warfare, Hunting, Butchery
U: Agriculture, Crafts and Professions
V: Rope, Fibre, Baskets, Bags, etc.
W: Vessels of Stone and Earthenware
X: Loaves and Cakes
Y: Writing, Games, Music
Z: Strokes, Geometrical Figures, etc.
Aa: Unclassified


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