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Fragment of garment

Warp of linen, two bands of tapestry of plum-colored wool; woven into a piece of natural-colored linen fabric; brown woolen threads sewed in, called by Miss Edwards "a 'laundress' mark."

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amelia B. Edwards

Egyptian, 400 B.C.–A.D. 150

Accession Number

89.241

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes