The Wilbour Plaque, ca. 1352–1336 B.C.E., 16.48, Brooklyn Museum; On the left is the head of a king, most probably a representation of Akhenaten, who wears the baglike khat headdress with a royal uraeus. Opposite him is the head of a queen wearing the ovoid cap crown often worn by Nefertiti, also with a uraeus.
was a head cloth worn by the nobility of khat Ancient Egypt. Simpler than the head-dress, it did not have pleats or stripes, and hung down open in the back rather than being tied together. nemes
History [ edit ]
khat dates to the reign of the First Dynasty king Den at least. On an ivory label found at Abydos, Den is shown wearing the khat and brandishing a mace.
Archaeological examples made of linen have been found.
References [ edit ]
Toby A. H. Wilkinson, Early Dynastic Egypt, Routledge 1999