Ancient Egyptian Amulet of the Hedjet Crown

$191.27

An ancient Egyptian amulet in green faience of the crown of Upper Egypt, known as the Hedjet Crown. It is comprised of a cylindrical headpiece, tapering to a point. The amulet has a side loop for suspension.

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

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SKU: AH-756 Category:

The Hedjet crown, also known as the ‘White Crown’, was the crown of Upper Egypt.  The crown was conical in shape and often made of cloth. Amulets of the crown however tend to be green, such as this faience example. It was comprised of a cylindrical headpiece with a tapering point. It was later combined with the Red Crown of Lower Egypt, the Deshret, to form the double crown, or Pschent.

The Hedjet crown was particularly associated with the Egyptian goddess Nekhbet, the protectress of Upper Egypt.

Crown amulets were supposed to protect the wearer and imbibe them with royal status, ultimately linking them with the god Osiris who was considered the patron god of the pharaoh.

Weight 0.4 g
Dimensions L 1.4 x W 0.7 cm
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Reference: For similar: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, item 24.4.4

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