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Queen Nefertari is led by the goddess Isis, the sister-wife of Osiris, who wears a crown consisting of a solar disc between two cow horns because of her close association with the goddess Hathor. Because Ramesside queens were thought to assume a male aspect in the afterlife, which permitted them to achieve regeneration, they were sometimes depicted with reddish-brown skin, a color reserved for male figures (the goddesses, however, were depicted with the yellowish skin associated with women).