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Artefact ID159
TM ID-
Findspot (DEChriM ID)15   (al-Baǧawāt)
ClassFunerary element, Garment/adornment/accessories
MaterialWool, Linen
Description

Remnants of a head covering with four cruces ansatae.

Dimensions: L. 44 7/8 in. (114 cm) 

Selection criteriaChristian symbols/gestures/isopsephy, Archaeological context associated with Christian markers
Date from301
Date to499
Dating criteria

Archaeological context

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Funerary chapel, Tomb XCVIII ( = Fakhry no. 211)

Accession number

New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 33.10.46

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Fakhry, A. 1951. The Necropolis of El-Bagawat in Kharga Oasis, in the Egyptian Deserts. Cairo: Government Press.

Kajitani, N. 2006. “Textiles and Their Context in the Third to Fourth-Century CE Cemetery of al-Bagawat, Khargah Oasis, Egypt, From 1907-1931, Excavations by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.” In Textiles in Situ: Their Find Spot in Egypt and Neighbouring Countries in the Frist Millennium CE, edited by S. Screnk, 95-112. Tielt: Lannoo.

Authors
Rhiannon Williams, 2021
Suggested citation
Rhiannon Williams, 2021, "Artefact ID 159", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt, https://4care-skos.mf.no/artefacts/159
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