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Fragment of a woman's hair net

Fragment of a woman's hair net made of knotted linen thread. From the mummy of a woman discovered by W. M. T. Petrie in the Greco-Egyptian Cemetery of Hawara, in the Fayûm in 1888. "The interments in this Cemetery were made from 400 B.C. to A.D. 150. This piece dates probably from 200 B.C. to...

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Gift of Miss Amelia B. Edwards

Egyptian, 200 B.C.–A.D. 150

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Medium or Technique

Knotted linen


Textiles and Fashion Arts