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Variable of the Day, Ancient Egypt: Khepresh crown

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Tomb of Ramses VI (KV 9)

NOTE: The khepresh crown, like other royal headgear could be depicted plain or with a variety of embellishments, such as round bosses, ram horns, or feathers.  This particular example includes a falcon wrapped protectively over the top of the  crown.  These various emblems are tracked separately from (but related to) the basic crown type.  This practice allows, for example, a search for all falcons included as headgear, regardless of which crown they appear on.

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  1. David Caldecoat08-07-2011

    What detail in the khepresh crown. Wow, lovely photo Amy!

    • Art of Counting08-11-2011

      Thank you, David! Plenty more where that came from–keep watching this space 🙂
      Best,
      Amy

The Art of Counting is dedicated to the memory of Margery Meilleur, who first taught me to view history through the eyes of the images we create.