Thursday, October 15, 2009
It was time to start painting Caesarion. He is wearing the crown of Egypt - or two crowns really; the crowns of Upper and Lower Egypt. Together they symbolized that the pharaoh ruled the two lands - Egypt. Or Kemet (black land) as the ancient Egyptians themselves called their country.
The crown of Upper Egypt is the one that looks like a bowling pin. If it was colored here, it would be white.
The crown of Lower Egypt (the Delta) is the one surrounding the white crown. And it would be red.
In the famous Narmer palette you see the pharaoh wearing the crown of Upper Egypt on one side and the crown of Lower Egypt on the other side.
Caesarion has the ram's horns attached to the crown