Variable of the Day, Ancient Egypt: Multiple uraei
Tomb of Khaemwaset (QV 44)
NOTE: This variable refers to ANY additional uraei on the head of the king beyond the expected uraeus (cobra) on the brow. The various types of additional uraei, including their placement and headgear, are differentiated in the database. Sometimes, they wear the hedjet and deshret crowns of Upper and Lower Egypt, implying that they represent the Two Ladies; at other times they sport discs on their heads (as here), suggesting an association with the aggressively protective Solar Eyes. Some lack headgear altogether.