Ceremonial Saw in the Shape of a Ma'at-Feather
New Kingdom, XVIII Dynasty, ca. 1353-1336 B.C.E.
Bronze, 12 3/8 x 1 5/8 in. (31.5 x 4.2 cm)
Brooklyn #65.133, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Photo © Joan Lansberry, May 2008-2016
|The Ma'at feather is an ostrich plume which represents the concept of Ma'at - "truth, balance and justice". This is likely a ceremonial sword suggesting the 'justice' aspect of Ma'at.|