Ankhesenamun Uncrowned

Ankhesenamun Uncrowned

Portrait of the Egyptian Queen Ankhesenamun, best known as King Tut’s wife. Most of the time she would probably wear a wig like most Egyptian elites, so this is what she may have looked like with just her natural hair.

If Ankhesenamun’s head shape looks funny here, it’s supposed to be artificially elongated by a process known as head binding (it’s almost like foot-binding but applied to the sides of the head). I got the idea from an Egyptian sculpture depicting a princess with an elongated head, which may hint at this practice which was once widespread across the world. As for the dark “spots” on her head, those are supposed to represent short whorls of peppercorn hair seen on some African people.

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