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Nemes

  • Ancient Egypt
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Going back over 3,000 years (BC), The Nemes is perhaps the most recognized form of Headdress with regards to Ancient Egypt. Designed from the previously discussed Khant, The Nemes was only worn by The Pharaoh or members of The Royal Family (Males). Made of heavier material with backing, it too completely covered the head to the forehead, with just the ears exposed. It was held in place was a metal forehead strap made of precious metal. The distinguishing feature of the Nemes was it’s distinctive Stripes. Only Royalty was allowed this type of embellishment. The material used was often colored in Gold or a “Sacred” color. Unlike The Khant, excess cloth was tied in the back to firm a kind of "tail". The distinctive "wings" on the front were also farther extended to hang above the chest of The Wearer. Used for semi-Official Functions, it was also used in certain Religious functions. In most cases, a Pharaoh’s Funerary “image” was shown wearing The Nemes, as were all Art. The Gods were depicted wearing Nemes (which provided a link to the divinity of The Pharaoh).