Ancient Faience Hedjet Crown Amulet, New Kingdom, RARE!
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All Items: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Faience: Pre AD 1000: item # 924978
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Here you find a rate ancient Egyptian Faience amulet of the Crown of Upper Egypt. This example is in perfect condition as shown. In a dark green faience, dates to the New Kingdom. Measures 1.4 inches in length. This is a rare amulet, in great condition and nice size!.
Provenance: Gustave Jequier (1868-1946)
Ex. Billy Jamieson (1954-2011)
Authentication: Gayle Gibson, Egyptologist.
Similar amulet is found in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
For reference see: Genesis of the Pharaohs: Genesis of the ‘Ka’ and Crowns? by Timothy Kendall, American Archaeologist.
Ancient Egyptian was born of "two separate lands, north and south, which became a unified whole at the beginning of the dynastic period". Important in showing the pharaoh’s role in unification were the crowns that he wore on his head. As this piece, was the tall and conical white crown, (symbolic of Upper Egypt). On the other hand, flat red crown (symbolized Lower Egypt). The king was shown with either the double crown, which is the red crown surmounted by the white crown. This beautiful faience amulet represents the white crown of upper Egypt; protected by the vulture goddess Nekhbet and the god Set. It was the king of Upper Egypt who emerged victorious from the battle between north and south and perhaps this amulet commemorates that ancient victory!