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Hank of thread

Coarse, natural-colored linen thread. 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. These coils of thread were found to have been used in packing the mummies of the Hawara cemetery; I...

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Gift of Miss Amelia B. Edwards

Egyptian, 400 B.C.–A.D. 150

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Textiles and Fashion Arts