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Fragment of garment

Natural-colored linen fabric of looped weaving, with very small remains of red wool sewed around an opening, probably a tunic.

Provenance

Discovered in 1888 by W. M. F. Petrie in the Greco-Egyptian cemetery of Hawara in the Fayûm. . "The interments in this cemetery were from 400 B.C- 150 A.D." Amelia B. Edwards.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amelia B. Edwards

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 4th–6th century A.D.

Accession Number

89.247

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; looped weft

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes