The Red Crown

 

The Red Crown of Lower Egypt

The Red Crown of Lower Egypt

The Red Crown of Lower Egypt has a distinctive high crest at the back with a long rigid line that angles upwards towards the front. Sometimes this line is curled at the end.

It is also known as the Deshret crown.

The Red Crown was the emblem of the goddess Neith, who was the patron of the city of Sais in Lower Egypt.

The terms Upper and Lower Egypt are confusing as they conflict with the way that we read maps today. Lower Egypt is in the north of the country around Cairo and Giza, while Upper Egypt is in the south around Luxor and Thebes.

 

Red Crown Sketch

Red Crown Sketch

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Wadjet of Lower Egypt (left), the Pharaoh Ptolemy VIII (center) and Nekhbet of Upper Egypt (right).

Wadjet of Lower Egypt (left), the Pharaoh Ptolemy VIII (center) and Nekhbet of Upper Egypt (right).
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