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Artefact ID160
Findspot (DEChriM ID)15   (al-Baǧawāt)
ClassFunerary element, Garment/adornment/accessories
MaterialWool, Linen

Child's head-cover with depictions of five cruces ansatae. Woven linen and died wool weft.

Selection criteriaChristian symbols/gestures/isopsephy, Archaeological context associated with Christian markers
Date from306
Date to406
Dating criteria

14C-dated archaeological context; weaving technique (Kajitani 2006: 98).

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Funerary chapel, Tomb XXIII (= Fakhry no. 23), northern part (Kajitani 2006: 110).

Accession number

Cairo, Egyptian Museum, no. 65770 (the object has been recently moved to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization).


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.

Rhiannon Williams, Victor Ghica, 2021, 2022
Suggested citation
Rhiannon Williams, Victor Ghica, 2021, 2022, "Artefact ID 160", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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