The Polychrome Hieroglyph Research Project

Université Libre de Bruxelles - Faculté de Philosophie et Sciences sociales

This page displays a list of all occurrences from a selected Period. Occurrences with no image can still have a full description. Exemplars are indicated by a solid border. Click on the exemplar image to access the details.

Dynasty III

No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 968
A20 man leaning on forked stick
flesh red, hair black, kilt white (staff colour lost)
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 969
A20 man leaning on forked stick
flesh yellow, hair black, kilt white, staff red
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 970
A47 shepherd seated and wrapped in a mantle, holding a stick with appendage
flesh yellow, hair black, stick yellow, robe green with black stripes and black and white border
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 971
A50 man of rank seated on chair
flesh red, hair black, robe white, chair yellow
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 892
D2 face
black outline, white fill
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 973
D4 eye
black outline, white fill, black eyeball, red corners
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 972
D4 eye
black outline, white fill, black eyeball, red corners
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 841
D20 semi-cursive variant of D19
red (only front line, no eye)
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 842
D21 mouth
red
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 843
D21 mouth
red
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 898
D21 mouth
yellow
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 899
D21 mouth
yellow
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 900
D28 arms extended so as to embrace?
yellow
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 901
D28 arms extended so as to embrace?
yellow
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 844
D28 arms extended so as to embrace?
red
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 975
D34* OK form of D34
flesh light red, shield black, mace yellow
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 845
D35 arms in gesture of negation
red
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 903
D36 forearm
yellow
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 846
D36 forearm
red
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 902
D36 forearm
yellow
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 847
D46 hand
red
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 848
D58 foot
red
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 849
D58 foot
red
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 904
D58 foot
yellow
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 974
D121 mouth with liquid issuing from the side
mouth red, water black
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 872
E15 recumbent dog
black
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 905
F4 forepart of lion
yellow
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 952
F4 forepart of lion
green, black outline
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 976
F4 forepart of lion
green with white markings and black outlines, mane yellow with red marks
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 906
F25 leg and hoof of ox
yellow with black outline, hoof black
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 977
F25 leg and hoof of ox
white with red outline, hoof black
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 868
F25 leg and hoof of ox
brown
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 978
F30 water-skin
white with black marks, ends red
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 893
F32 animal's belly showing teats and tail
black outline, white fill
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 850
F34 heart
red
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 867
F35 heart and windpipe
red, white fill
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 851
F35 heart and windpipe
red
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 852
F51 piece of flesh
pale red with dark red outline
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 979
G1 Egyptian vulture
white, black wing-tips, red markings, yellow face and beak, black eye, yellow legs, black claws
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 869
G4 long legged buzzard
brown
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 871
G4 long legged buzzard
brown, beak and feet yellow
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 980
G4 long legged buzzard
blue-grey, wing yellow, markings black
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 981
G4 long legged buzzard
blue-grey, wing red, markings black
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 982
G4 long legged buzzard
brown, beak and legs yellow
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 983
G4 long legged buzzard
brown, beak and legs yellow
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 907
G17 owl
yellow
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 908
G17 owl
yellow
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 984
G17 owl
white, wing tail and tuft yellow, markings red and black
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 985
G27 flamingo
white, red markings, bill black
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 949
G36 swallow or martin (swallow tail)
blue-grey
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 953
G36 swallow or martin (swallow tail)
wings green
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 950
G37 sparrow (rounded tail)
blue-grey
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 986
G43 quail chick
yellow, white breast, red and black markings, red feet
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 909
G43 quail chick
yellow
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 910
G43 quail chick
yellow
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 911
I3 crocodile
yellow
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 912
I3 crocodile
yellow
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 913
I7 frog
yellow
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 987
I9 horned viper
white with red outline, black horns and markings
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 914
I9 horned viper
yellow
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 915
I9 horned viper
yellow
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 916
I9 horned viper
yellow
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 873
I10 cobra in repose
black
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 917
I10 cobra in repose
yellow
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 918
I10 cobra in repose
yellow
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 919
I10 cobra in repose
yellow
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 988
K1 a fish (tilapia)
back buff with black scales, belly white, red scales, fins yellow with black and red markings
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 920
M3 branch
yellow
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 853
M3 branch
red
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 874
M3 branch
black
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 954
M12 leaf, stalk and rhizome of lotus
green, black outline
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 989
M13 stem of papyrus
green, base red and black, base of flower red, flower green with yellow tips
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 921
M17 flowering reed
yellow
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 955
M17 flowering reed
green, black outline
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 956
M17 flowering reed
green, black outline
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 957
M17 flowering reed
green, black outline
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 958
M20 reeds growing side by side
green, black outline, base black
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 960
M23 plant regarded as typical of Upper Egypt (M26?)
green, black outline
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 961
M23 plant regarded as typical of Upper Egypt (M26?)
green, black outline
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 959
M23 plant regarded as typical of Upper Egypt (M26?)
green, black outline
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 962
M29 pod from some sweet-smelling tree
green, black outline
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 922
M33 grains of corn
yellow
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 854
M33 grains of corn
red
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 963
N22 sandy tongue of land (O.K. protype of N20 and N21)
green, black outline
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 855
N26 sand-covered mountain over edge of green cultivation
red
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 990
N26 sand-covered mountain over edge of green cultivation
light red with green base
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 991
N26 sand-covered mountain over edge of green cultivation
pink with red, black, white and green dots
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 992
N30 mound of earth with shrubs
mound black, plants green
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 964
N33 grain of sand, pellet or like
green
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 876
N35 ripple of water
black
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 875
N35 ripple of water
black
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 951
N36 channel filled with water
blue with black ripples
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 965
N39 garden pool full of water
green, water lines black
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 877
O1 house
black
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 878
O1 house
black
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 879
O4 reed shelter in fields
black
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 880
O6 rectangular enclosure seen in plan
black
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 993
O19 primitive shrine
building yellow, details red
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 994
O22 open booth supported by a pole
shrine yellow, base black with red lines, column red
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 995
O28 column with tenon on top
red with black base
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 856
O29 wooden column (also written vertically)
red
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 996
O49 village with crossroads
outlines black, green triangles, white fill
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 997
P3 sacred bark (details vary considerably)
boat green, water blue with black lines
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 923
P5 sail
yellow
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 924
P8 oar (also often written horizontally)
yellow
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 926
Q3 stool of reed matting
yellow with black lines
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 927
Q3 stool of reed matting
yellow
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 894
Q3 stool of reed matting
black outline, white fill
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 925
Q3 stool of reed matting
yellow
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 998
R4 loaf X2 on a reed mat
loaf white, reeds green, lashings yellow
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 928
R8 cloth wound on a pole, emblem of divinity
yellow with black markings
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 999
R11 column indicating a bunch of stalks tied together
column yellow, upper divisions alternate red and green
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 1000
S12 collar of beads
strands green and red, ties red
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 1001
S19 cylinder seal attached to bead necklace
seal blue with yellow stripe above and below, blue bead below, beads of necklace alternately red and blue
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 1002
S22 shoulder knot
centre white, cords red
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 881
S23 knotted strips of cloth
black
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 859
S29 folded cloth
red
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 929
S29 folded cloth
yellow
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 857
S29 folded cloth
red
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 858
S29 folded cloth
red
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 882
S34 tie or strap, sandal strap, symbol of life
black
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 883
S34 tie or strap, sandal strap, symbol of life
black
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 930
S42 sceptre of authority (various forms)
yellow
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 1003
S44 walking-stick with flagellum S45
staff white, flail green red and black, outlines black
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 1004
T7 axe
handle white, lashings black, blade blue-grey
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 860
T8 dagger of archaic type
red
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 1005
T21 one-barbed harpoon
red, point grey-blue, loop white
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 861
T27 bird trap (O.K. form of T26)
red
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 966
U1 sickle
green, black outline, white teeth
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 967
U1 sickle
green, black outline, white teeth
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 1006
U22 chisel
handle striped brown and yellow, blade blue
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 931
U23 chisel (?)
yellow with black blade
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 932
U23 chisel (?)
yellow with black blade
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 1007
U23 chisel (?)
handle yellow, blade black
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 1008
U23 chisel (?)
handle yellow, blade black
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 1009
U23 chisel (?)
handle striped yellow and white, outline red, blade black
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 933
U29 fire-drill (O.K. form of U28)
yellow, black markings
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 1011
U29 fire-drill (O.K. form of U28)
yellow with red lines, black markings
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 862
U33 pestle
red
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 885
U36 club used by fullers in washing
black
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 884
U36 club used by fullers in washing
black
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 863
U39 post of balance
red
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 934
V15 combination of rope for tethering animals V13 and legs walking D54
rope yellow, legs red
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 935
V15 combination of rope for tethering animals V13 and legs walking D54
yellow
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 936
V19 hobble for cattle
yellow
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 937
V28 wick of twisted flax
yellow
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 938
V30 wickerwork basket
yellow
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 870
V31 wickerwork basket with handle
brown
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 939
V31 wickerwork basket with handle
yellow with red lines, handle black
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 940
V31 wickerwork basket with handle
yellow, handle black
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 1012
V33 bag of linen
bag white with black marks, red knot
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 1013
W1 sealed oil-jar
jar green with black speckles, cover red
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 942
W3 basin of alabaster as used in purifications
yellow
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 941
W3 basin of alabaster as used in purifications
yellow with black markings
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 943
W12 ring-stand for jars (straight bottom O.K.)
yellow
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 1014
W18 water-pots in a rack (O.K. form of W17)
upper part of pots black, all other parts red
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 886
W24 bowl
black
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 887
W24 bowl
black
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 944
W24 bowl
yellow
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 895
W25 combination of bowl W24 and walking legs D54
bowl black outline, white fill, legs red
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 896
W25 combination of bowl W24 and walking legs D54
bowl black outline, white fill, legs red
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 889
X1 bread
black
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 890
X1 bread
black
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 888
X1 bread
black
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 891
X2 loaf
black
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 897
Y2 papyrus roll (O.K. form of Y1)
black outline, white fill
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 945
Y2 papyrus roll (O.K. form of Y1)
yellow with black lines
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 1016
Y5 draught-board (game of senet)
board black lines on white, pieces green, red, black
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 1015
Y5 draught-board (game of senet)
board yellow, pieces green, red, black
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 946
Aa1 kind of sieve? Or maybe a placenta?
yellow with red lines
No ImageNefermaat - Maidûm
OccID = 947
Aa1 kind of sieve? Or maybe a placenta?
yellow with red lines
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 948
Aa1 kind of sieve? Or maybe a placenta?
yellow with black lines
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 864
Aa11 doubtful (sometimes vertical)
red
No ImageRahotep - Maidûm
OccID = 866
Aa27 doubtful
red
No ImageAtet - Maidûm.
OccID = 865
Aa27 doubtful
red