And Tamar put ashes on her head
In token of sorrow and distress; see ( Joshua 7:6 ) ;
and rent her garment of divers colours that [was] on her;
signifying that her virginity was rent from her in a forcible manner, or that she was ravished:
and laid her hand on her head;
through grief and shame; see ( Jeremiah 2:37 ) ;
and went on crying;
from Amnon's house to her brother Absalom's, as one abused and injured.