Size: 9" x 12"
|Exclusive to Echoes In Time
Material: Filled Resin, mounted on custom wood plaque
||Name: TWO CROWNS OF MENTUHOTEP II
Time: c. 2010 BC
Location: Armant, Egypt
Before 2000 B.C., Egypt was two kingdoms: Lower Egypt and Upper Egypt. The 11th Dynasty King, Mentuhotep II, ruling from 2040-2009 B.C., succeeded in uniting both Egypts into one country for the first time, a consolidation lasting for almost 2000 years. To mark his success he took a new name, Nebhepetre (son of Ra). The new double crown of Egypt incorporated the conical white crown of Upper Egypt and the Red Crown of Lower Egypt; the former seated inside the latter. This full size reproduction of a celebration scene from Armant shows Mentuhotep on the left wearing the Red Crown and on the right wearing a nemes headdress.