Blue crown

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Elongated, rounded crown with a flared ridge passing around the back and studded with dotted circles. In reliefs and paintings its colour is shown as blue, a prestigious characteristic linked to the king in his active roles, in battle or carrying out rituals in the temples. The crown, which is known from the 18th Dynasty on, was also called the war crown, but this is probably inaccurate. The crown was probably made of leather or material with metal disks sewn onto it. The ancient Egyptian name for the crown was 'khepresh'.