Ancient Egyptian Crowns


The Hemhem crown is a very elaborate form of the Atef crown, sometimes known as the triple Atef crown.

It originated during the 18th dynasty was first seen in an image of the pharaoh Akhenaten in a tomb at Amarna.

It is worn here by Rameses II.

There is another example of this crown worn by the young Tutankhamen on the back of the gilded throne that was discovered in his tomb.

This decorative crown was certainly designed to demonstrate the power of the Pharaoh and was worn for very important ceremonies.

You can click on the link or sketch above for a larger image that you may use to help you with your drawing of the Hemhem Crown.