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Woman's hood fragment

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


Dimensions

Overall: 11.5 x 18.5 cm (4 1/2 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

89.232

Medium or Technique

Wool; sprang

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Costumes

Fragment of a woman’s hood. Wool sprang in stripes of black and red. Discovered by W. M. F. Petrie in the Gréco-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.” Donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Amelia B. Edwards