…This fan was found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun and originally had brown and white ostrich feathers attached to the half-circular form. An inscription on the fan’s long shaft records a desert hunt during which the king killed two ostriches. The action scene on the half circle shows the king engaged in an ostrich hunt. He stands ready in his chariot with bow and arrow, as his horses pull the chariot forward and a hunting dog runs toward the birds. Following closely behind the king is a personified ankh symbol carrying a long fan. Ankhs were often shown in this way, fanning important people, symbolically providing them with the breath of life….

 (via Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs)

…This fan was found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun and originally had brown and white ostrich feathers attached to the half-circular form. An inscription on the fan’s long shaft records a desert hunt during which the king killed two ostriches. The action scene on the half circle shows the king engaged in an ostrich hunt. He stands ready in his chariot with bow and arrow, as his horses pull the chariot forward and a hunting dog runs toward the birds. Following closely behind the king is a personified ankh symbol carrying a long fan. Ankhs were often shown in this way, fanning important people, symbolically providing them with the breath of life….

(via Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs)

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