Basalt plaque of an Egyptian pharaoh with a chin beard. He holds a flail and crook in his hands as symbols of royalty, majesty and dominion. On his headdress, a double Uraeus. Late Kingdom, 26th Dynasty. 663-525 BC
Ancient Egyptian sandstone wall fragment of a ruler in profile. 18th Dynasty.
A stylized Egyptian Cobra can be seen on the left. The cobra represented the goddess Wadjet - the protector of Egypt, kings and of women in childbirth. The depiction of Wadjet resting on a sun disk, as seen here, is called uraeus. The uraeus is a symbol of sovereignty for the Pharaohs and it was usually incorporated into their diadem and/or crown.
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