Hand-Painted Miniature Porcelain figure of Wadjyet.
Often represented as a Cobra, Wadjet was a deity of northern Egypt.
The king wore a cobra on the front of his crown because Wadjyet protected him by spitting fire at his enemies.
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photograph of a portion of the viscera coffin of Tutankhamun from the eighteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt showing the joint uraeus, circa 1323 B.C. – the Egyptian cobra image of the goddess Wadjet from the original uraeus was joined by the white vulture image of the goddess Nekhbet following the unification of Lower and Upper Egypt – Cairo Museum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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– January 3, 2014