Name that Egyptian hair style
January 16, 2006 8:45 PM   Subscribe

Name that Egyptian hair style: the thin, elongated beards men favored. I think many were false wigs, and they even carve them into the masks worn on mummies. What was their significance/meaning? What were they called?

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posted by jruckman to Society & Culture (3 answers total)
Here is a link about beards in ancient Egypt.
posted by super_not at 8:51 PM on January 16, 2006

It looks like some call it an "Osiride beard".
posted by gubo at 11:12 PM on January 16, 2006

Others call it a "postiche".
posted by gubo at 11:27 PM on January 16, 2006

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