Ancient Egyptian Amulet of the Deseret Crown

$227.28

An ancient Egyptian amulet in green faience of the crown of Lower Egypt, known as the Deshret Crown. It is comprised of a cylindrical headpiece with a raised spike to the back and a long curl to the front. The amulet has been pierced for suspension.

Date: Circa 600 - 332 BC
Period: Late Dynastic Period
Condition: Very fine

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SKU: AH-710 Category:

The Deshret crown, also known as the ‘Red Crown’, was the crown of Lower Egypt. The informal name of ‘Red Crown’ is largely due to mass artistic representations of the headpiece in red. Amulets of the crown however tend to be green, such as this faience example. It was comprised of a cylindrical headpiece with a raised spike to the back and a long curl to the front. It was later combined with the White Crown of Upper Egypt, the Hedjet, to form the double crown, or Pschent. Examples of the Deshret have not survived, leading to the speculation that the crown was passed on from ruler to ruler, rather than being buried with the deceased pharaoh.

The Deshret crown was particularly associated with the Egyptian god Horus, who was tasked with the rule of Lower Egypt.

Weight 0.5 g
Dimensions L 1.6 x W 1.1 cm
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