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[ah-tef-kroun] /ˈɑ tɛfˌkraʊn/
a symbolic headdress of certain Egyptian gods, as Osiris, and of Egyptian kings, consisting of a tall conical cap flanked by two plumes and bearing representations of the uraeus and the sun.
Origin of atef-crown
atef, vocalization of Egyptian yt father + the f-symbol (a horned viper), orig. taken as part of the word, but now thought to be a nonphonetic determinative Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Osiris is generally represented with his whole body shrouded in a covering and his head surmounted by the atef-crown; thus, .

    The New York Obelisk Charles E. Moldenke

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