Seshat from Lower Egypt was the old goddess for science, the current of time, recording in general and art. Protector of architecture and adviser to the king when founding new temples and at his coronation she wrote down all his titles. Her crooked measuring stick symbolised one year, or time in general. At its end could be attached a frog and a cart- ouche meaning: thousands of (or infinite) years.
She was also called "mistress of books" as the "patroness" of Egyptian bureaucrats. Her dress was of leopard's skin and on her head was an upstanding Persea tree with two hanging horns or sometimes plumes and a star. Other re- galia were: a knotted stick and a staff (picture).