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[[Nekhbet]], the tutelary goddess of Nekhebet (modern el Kab) near Hierakonpolis, was depicted as a woman, sometimes with the head of a vulture, wearing the White Crown.<ref>Cherine Badawi, ''Egypt'', 2004, p.550</ref> The falcon god [[Horus]] of [[Hierakonpolis]] (Egyptian: Nekhen) was generally shown wearing a White Crown.<ref>Toby A. H. Wilkinson, ''Early Dynastic Egypt'', Routledge 1999, p.285</ref> A famous depiction of the White Crown is on the [[Narmer Palette]] found at Hierakonpolis in which the king of the South wearing the ''hedjet'' is shown triumphing over his northern enemies. The kings of the united Egypt saw themselves as successors of Horus. Vases from the reign of Khasekhemwy show the king as Horus wearing the White Crown.<ref>Jill Kamil, ''The Ancient Egyptians: Life in the Old Kingdom'', American Univ in Cairo Press 1996, p.61</ref>
As with the [[Deshret]] [(Red Crown]), none of the White Crowns has survived either, and it is hence unknown how it was constructed and what materials were used. [[Felt]] or leather have been suggested, but this is purely speculative.
The fact that no crown has ever been found, even in relatively intact tombs (such as that of king [[Tutankhamun]]) might suggest that the crown was passed from one regent to the next, much as in present day monarchies.