Art/ Collection/ Art Object


5th–9th century
Attributed to Egypt, Akhmim (former Panopolis)
Wool; sprang technique, embroidered
Credit Line:
Gift of George F. Baker, 1890
Accession Number:
Not on view
This pink and green hat was made using the "sprang" technique, which creates a network of stitches that allows the hat to expand to fit over the head. The hat can then be drawn tight at the top. Panopolis was a major weaving site in Coptic Egypt.
Emil Brugsch-Bey, Cairo (until 1890; sold to Baker); George F. Baker, New York (1890; gifted to MMA)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Textiles of Late Antiquity," December 14, 1995–April 7, 1996, no. 38.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Clothing in Byzantine Eygypt," November 9, 2009–June 12, 2011.

Stauffer, Annmarie. Textiles of Late Antiquity. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. no. 38, p. 46.

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