Temple Graffiti: Animals and Plants

Graffito T25. Animal — Horned Viper

Graffito T25

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The horned viper is a poisonous snake that lives in northern Sudan and Egypt. It is a hieroglyphic sign for the sound “f” in Egyptian writing and because of its deadly nature, the sign was sometimes “killed” in monumental writing by showing the body separated into two parts.

  • Kurru ID number: 648
  • Location: Wall face F03-2:2
  • Dimensions (H × W): 9 × 9 cm