Order No. 680.AKE
The Royal ulna has been an integral part of the ancient Egyptian high culture since its beginnings about 5,000 years ago and is thus one of the most primeval dimensions of human history.
In almost every ancient Egyptian building or work of art, its subdivisions or multiple can be found. Artfully decorated elbow staffs, partly covered with gold plate, were made a gift of temples or were given to important dead people in their graves, such as Tutankhamun, whose grave treasure included no less than 6 wooden elbows.
This carefully reconstructed cardboard replica offers history to touch: The hieroglyphs of the subdivisions (finger, hand width, fist, span, upper arm etc.) are also intuitively readable for the inexperienced, and a centimeter scale on the underside allows interesting dimensional comparisons.
The accompanying four-page documentation introduces the historical background and contains a careful translation of the inscriptions by Dr. Sandra Lippert of the University of Würzburg.
An ideal gift for all friends of Egyptian history and a wonderful object of study for teaching.
True to original replica after the cubit of the royal official Amenemopet from the time of Pharaoh Haremhab (18th dynasty, ca. 1250 BC).
very stable kit, die-cut cardboard
noble gold print. easy assembly (approx. 25 minutes).
Dimensions: 523 x 42 x 20 mm Packaging: 300 x 210 x 3 mm