Nemes Headdress “Symbol of Pharaohs, Authority, Egyptian Regalia & Power” Nemes were pieces of striped head cloth worn by pharaohs in ancient Egypt. It covered the whole crown and behind of the head and nape of the neck (sometimes also extending a little way down the back) and had lappets, two large flaps which hung down behind the ears and in front of both shoulders. It was sometimes combined with the double crown, as it is on the statues of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel. The earliest depiction of the nemes, along with a uraeus, is the ivory label of Den from the 1st Dynasty. It is not a crown in itself, but still symbolizes the pharaoh’s power.he Nemes is not really an ahead crown but rather a striped fabric headcloth reaching the shoulders worn by the rulers of ancient Egypt such as the boy King Tutankhamun who is seen wearing one on his golden mask. Note: The Newes is an ancient Egyptian symbol of ancient Egyptian regalia, rebirth, royalty, Pharaohs, power, and authority. It represents the Royal Ka and can be seen on the head of all the deities and Pharaohs across history.

Nemes Headdress "Symbol of Pharaohs, Authority, Egyptian Regalia & Power"
Nemes Headdress “Symbol of Pharaohs, Authority, Egyptian Regalia & Power”

B) Nemes’ meaning The use of Nemes is generally statuary and funerary. Indeed, it can be seen worn by the statues of the goddesses Isis and Nephthys in their role as mourners at the death of Osiris. When a pharaoh was depicted in the form of a sphinx, he usually wore this headdress with the false beard, which confirmed that the Nemes resembled to a lion’s mane. The Nemes is also represented when the pharaoh is represented by a falcon.The occult society “The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn” uses an Egyptian nemes, which they spell “nemyss”, as part of their “traditional ceremonial garb”.