The Griffith Institute
Tutankhamun: Anatomy of an Excavation
The Howard Carter Archives
Photographs by Harry Burton
Previous card Object page Main list Next card
Carter No.: 256,4,p,bis

Handlist description: Linen head-dress

Card/Transcription No.: 256-4pbi

256, 4.P. (Bis) Linen-khat-headdress.

Over the head of the mummy, held in position by the gold temple-band (4.P.) was a fine cambric linen nemes-headdress completely decayed - only the kind of pigtail or chignon at the back was visible among the oxidized linen wrappings (for chignon see photo). On either side of the head were wads of linen packed over the temples to keep the shape of the headdress withing the wrappings.

To this khat headdress belong Nos. 256, 4.P; 4.Q; and 45.R.

The temple band (tied to the back of the head) passed under the linen headdress behind the ears.

Card no. 256-4pbi relating to Carter no. 256,4,p,bis
© Copyright Griffith Institute, 2000-2004
None of this material may be reproduced in any form without permission from
Griffith Institute, Oxford, OX1 2LG
Contact us
Tutankhamun: Anatomy of an Excavation
Concept & Direction: Jaromir Malek
Web Page & Database Designs: Jonathan Moffett
Scanning & transcript: Sue Hutchison, Elizabeth Miles, Diana Magee, Kent Rawlinson