An ancient Egyptian carnelian amulet of a youthful Pharaoh bust, featuring a suspension loop to the top. The finely-carved Pharaoh is shown wearing a variation of the Deshret Red Crown, with rearing Uraeus cobra to the brow.
Date: 664 - 30 BC Period: Late Dynastic - Ptolemaic Period Provenance: From an important Mayfair, London, collection: previously acquired from a Mayfair gallery before 1999. Condition: Excellent condition.
Deshret was the formal name for the Red Crown of Lower Egypt: a red bowl-shaped crown with a protruding curlicue. Many crowns were worn by the Pharoah in Ancient Egypt, each of them with a different meaning of symbolic significance.
The Uraeus cobra symbol derives from the Egyptian word ‘iaret‘, meaning ‘the risen one’, taken from the image of a cobra rising up in protection. It was used on the front of the headdresses of gods and Pharaohs as an emblem of supreme power and authority.
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