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Young Pharaoh Ramses II with a youth side lock.

A youth side lock was a plaited lock of hair, which pre-pubescent ancient Egyptian youths, particularly boys, wore on the side of their shaven heads.

References show that boys would stop wearing the side lock once they had been circumcised around the age of fourteen years.

In Egyptian art, distinguishing features of children were, in addition to side lock and shaven head, nakedness and holding of a finger on the lips.

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