Fragment of garment
2nd century A.D. (?)
Overall: 50.5 x 30.5 cm (19 7/8 x 12 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool; tapestry
Not On View
Warp of linen, two parallel 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.” Discovered in 1888 by W.F.M. Petrie in the Greco-Egyptian cemetery of Hawara in the Fayum. Burials in this cemetery were from 400 B.C.-150 A.D. “Amelia B. Edwards”. Some of the wool in the bands and the linen on one side have rotted out. Stains and holes.
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.
Gift of Miss Amelia B. Edwards