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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 from301
Date to499
Dating criteria

Archaeological context

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Funerary chapel, Tomb XXIII (= Fakhry no. 23)

Accession number

Cairo, The 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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