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Fragment of garment

Greco-Egyptian
Roman
2nd century A.D. (?)


Dimensions

Overall: 50.5 x 30.5 cm (19 7/8 x 12 in.)

Accession Number

89.241

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Costumes

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.

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