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Djet (c 2980 BC)
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: Wadj
CATEGORY: person
DEFINITION: A ruler of the 1st Dynasty who was probably buried in the Tomb Z at Abydos, which was first excavated by Emile Amélineau and Flinders Petrie at the beginning of the 20th century.
Jetis
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: Djetis
CATEGORY: site
DEFINITION: Geological formation on the Brantas River of east Java with remains of early Pleistocene fauna and Homo erectus remains (Mojokerto child) dating c 1.5 million years BP and earlier.
Wadjet
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: Edjo, Uto, Wadjit, Buto
CATEGORY: deity
DEFINITION: In ancient Egypt, the cobra goddess, whose cult was associated with Lower Egyptian town of Buto, dating to Predynastic period. Wadjet and Nekhbet, the vulture-goddess of Upper Egypt, were the protective goddesses of the king and were sometimes represented together on the king's diadem, symbolizing his reign over all of Egypt.
casting jet
CATEGORY: artifact; geology
DEFINITION: A plug of metal which is knocked out after an artifact is cast and which fits exactly into the opening (aperture or gate) of a mold. When casting metal into a bivalve or composite mold, the aperture through which the metal is poured into the mold becomes filled up with molten metal, and this plug of metal cools and hardens with the object. When the finished artifact is removed from the mold, the casting jet is still attached; in most cases it is knocked off and the scar polished down the metal plug being melted down for re-use. In some cases, however, it may be left on, particularly on neck rings and bracelets. Examples are sometimes in founder's hoards.
jet
CATEGORY: geology
DEFINITION: A hard black dense form of coal, a lignitic fossil wood. It has been used for decorative purposes (beads, buttons, etc.) in the British Bronze Age as it accepts a strong polish and has good workability. Ornaments of jet are found in ancient tumuli. A well-known British source of jet is at Whitby in Yorkshire.
jetton
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A kind of token with an engraved design that could be used as a gaming piece or in private commercial transactions.
objet d'art
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: An object of artistic value.
wadjet eye
CATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A symbol common in the New Kingdom, the left eye of Horus, restored by the god Thoth. It symbolized the power of healing and was a powerful protective amulet.

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