The ancient Egyptian Shuti, a two-feather adornment for crowns is part of a series of hieroglyphs for "crowns"; usage as a hieroglyph is not as common as the actual crown represented in Egyptian art, and artworks.
One popular use of the Shuti, two-feather crown is by the god Amun, one of his many crowns he is portrayed wearing.
Shuti, 20 spellings
The Budge two-volume dictionary of hieroglyphs records 20 spellings for shuti
, from multiple sources. Besides the single hieroglyph, nine spellings use the shuti as a determinative
. Most spellings use the Shu-feather
, often twice, the feather being the representation, and feather of Maat
. Maat as a representative of truth, wisdom, justice, order, etc, in the kingdom, the iconographic
headdress implies her role, to the one who wears the shuti two-feather adornments
- Budge. An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary, E.A.Wallace Budge, (Dover Publications), c 1978, (c 1920), Dover edition, 1978. (In two volumes) (softcover, ISBN 0-486-23615-3)