The Uraeus is a symbol for the goddess Wadjet. She was one of the earliest Egyptian deities and was often depicted as a cobra, as she is the serpent goddess. The Uraeus used as a symbol of sovereignty, royalty, deity and divine authority in ancient Egypt. The pharaohs wore the uraeus as a head ornament: either with the body of Wadjet atop the head, or as a crown encircling the head; this indicated Wadjet's protection and reinforced the pharaoh's claim over the land. In whatever manner that the Uraeus was displayed upon the pharaoh's head, it was, in effect, part of the pharaoh's crown. The pharaoh was recognized only by wearing the Uraeus, which conveyed legitimacy to the ruler. As The Uraeus is deeply connected to royal families, nowadays Uraeus objects are mainly used by those wish to check for any possible connection or roots with royal bloodlines in ancient Egypt.
Powerful Uraeus Wadjet Sculpture
Dimensions D x W x H:
10 x 9 x 29 cm