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Pleated linen dress

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Representations of women from the Old Kingdom almost always depict them in tight-fitting, plain, sheath dresses with skirts held in place by shoulder straps. The long sleeves, formless shape, and over- all pleating of this perfectly preserved linen dress demonstrate that actual garments could be...

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From Naga ed-Deir / Tomb N 94

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2150 B.C.

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Overall: 43 x 74 cm (16 15/16 x 29 1/8 in.) Center front (and shoulders): 76.2 x 83.8 x 3.2 cm (30 x 33 x 1 1/4 in.)

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The Ancient World