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Egyptian Headpiece

Caps and crowns have been one of the distinguishing features of ancient Egypt. Not only the Egyptian deities, but pharaohs, queens, aristocrats were also a variety of hairstyles. Before the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt, the Red Crown, or Deshret, was associated with Upper Egypt and the White Crown, or Hedjet with Lower Egypt. After unification, called a crown combined Pschent was used by the Pharaoh.

Ancient Egyptian Headdress
Ancient Egyptian Headdress
Ancient Egyptian Headdress
 Ancient Egyptian Headdress
Ancient Egyptian Headdress
Ancient Egyptian Headdress
Ancient Egyptian Headdress
Ancient Egyptian Headdress


Ancient Egyptian Headdress

Ancient Egyptian Headdress

Ancient Egyptian Headdress

Maat symbol of justice

These wigs were for ceremonial purposes. But they have sometimes been used to protect the hot climate. Hairstyles were used to distinguish the ancient deities. When different deities took over the powers of other gods, headdresses were often confused. see: Types of Ancient Egyptian Crowns and Headdresses .

Amen:

He is usually portrayed as a man wearing a cap with two tall plumes rising from a short crown. Amentet was depicted as bearing the standard of the west. The standard is generally a semi-circle sitting on top of two poles of unequal length, which is most related to the head by a band.

Maat:

It has been shown as a woman with an ostrich feather tied up with a band symbolizing truth.Hathor was described as a woman with cow horns with the sun between them, or like a cow wearing the solar disk between its horns . The horns are his horns, as it was thought to be one goddess cattle, but the solar disk which is between the horns is the appearance of a sun goddess.

Osiris:

Usually wears the white crown with two feathers on each side. He produced a lot of heat, as expected from an object belonging to the sun god.

Nekhbet:

He was portrayed as a woman wearing the crown of Upper Egypt or a vulture, a female head of a vulture. The vulture Nekhbet and have been associated with motherhood.

Khonsu:

was generally described as a young man or a falcon head wearing a lunar disk and crescent on his head.
 
 
 

A crown or cap associated with the pharaoh is the Nemes headdress. He is most famous as represented by the funeral mask of Tutankhamun and is also visible on the Sphinx. This fabric was often head full of bright colors. The front part of the sports this hairstyle uraeus, a cobra goddess vertically flared known as Wadjet, the vulture goddess, Nekhbet. Khepresh Blue Crown was this associated with the pharaoh. 

 This high crown was probably made of stiff canvas or leather and disseminate up and back from six to eight inches from the front. It has a round, bulbous bow. Sometimes crowns associated with the gods and goddesses were often combined with these hairstyles combine the pharaoh with a particular deity.

The hairstyle most commonly worn by queens was the vulture cap associated with the goddess Nekhbet, because it represented motherhood. The "queens caps often had elements related to Hathor, such as cow horns with the solar disk.





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