Fragment of a wig
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, 19B chamber debris
Width x Depth x Length: 22 x 1.5 x 22 cm (8 11/16 x 9/16 x 8 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Human hair, leather
Not On View
This large fragment of a wig is comprised of human hair woven and braided with leather thongs for fastening. Each lock is of two strands twisted together, the ends of which are then attached to a string.
From Deir el-Bersha, 19B chamber debris. May 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1921)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition