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Pharaoh Bull's Tail

 
Pharaoh Bull's Tail

Pharaoh Bull's Tail

Pharaoh Bull's Tail
 
 
The bull's tail, a common attribute of royalty. The pharaoh was often depicted with a Bull's tail hanging from the back of his kilt. This likely emphasised the strength and procreative power of the ruler. This emblem was adopted at a very early stage in Egyptian history.

 It appears on both the Narmer palette and the Scorpion macehead (the Predynastic Period). In later periods, the bull's tail fell out of favour, but many pharaohs retained epithets such as "Strong Bull," or "Mighty Bull".





 
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