Deshret was the formal name for the Red Crown of Lower Egypt: a red bowl-shaped crown with a protruding curlicue. Many crowns were worn by the Pharaoh in Ancient Egypt, each of them with a different meaning of symbolic significance. The Uraeus cobra symbol derives from the Egyptian word ‘iaret’, meaning ‘the risen one’, taken from the image of a cobra rising up in protection. It was used on the front of the headdresses of gods and Pharaohs as an emblem of supreme power and authority.
To discover more about Egyptian amulets, please visit our relevant blog post: Amulets in Ancient Egypt.