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Point lace woman's hood fragment

Greco-Egyptian
Ptolemaic or Roman
200 B.C.–150 A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 10.3 x 14.5 cm (4 1/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

89.230

Medium or Technique

Linen; sprang

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Costumes

Fragment of a woman’s hood. Natural-colored linen sprang. Discovered by W. M. F. Petrie in the Greco-Egyptian Cemetery of Hawara, in the Fayûm, in 1888. “The interments in this Cemetery were made from 400 B.C.–A.D.150. This piece dates probably from 200 B.C. to A.D. 150.” See note on 89.234.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amelia B. Edwards