The hieratic style of the Pharaohs substituted a greater amount of very tasteful symbolic ornamentation.
It was invariably written, like the hieratic, from right to left.
This papyrus contains 110 pages, each page consisting of about twenty-two lines of bold hieratic writing.
The hieratic, like the Demotic, is always written from right to left.
For he looks on living men, And they scan his pictures wrought By an hieratic pen, To be read by vision-thought.
Showing the development into the hieratic or pen-formed Characters.
Evidently this was a hieratic type, from which the artist was not allowed to depart.
No one any longer wrote in the hieroglyphic, hieratic, or demotic scripts; in a word, the hieroglyphic writing was forgotten.
And he ran on, holding the piece of sugar-cane, like some hieratic figure holding a torch in a procession.
The hieratic art of Egypt had, in fact, now taken on itself the final outward appearance which it retained to the very end.
"pertaining to sacred things," 1650s (implied in hieratical), from Latin hieraticus, from Greek hieratikos "pertaining to a priest or his office, priestly," from hierateia "priesthood," from hiereus "priest," from hieros "sacred, holy, hallowed; superhuman, mighty; divine" (see ire).