Variable of the Day, Ancient Egypt: Deshret crown


Temple of Ramses III at Medinet Habu

NOTE: The deshret crown (commonly known as the red crown), like many of the other royal headgear, is depicted as being other colors and with embellishments; all are tracked in the database as related but individual elements.  This example from Medinet Habu shows the basic form of the deshret.  Some preserved relief examples (such as on the White Chapel of Senusret I at Karnak)  indicate that the crown was constructed of a woven material.

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