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Hat

Date:
5th–9th century
Geography:
Egypt, Akhmim (former Panopolis)
Culture:
Coptic
Medium:
Wool; sprang technique, embroidered
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Gift of George F. Baker, 1890
Accession Number:
90.5.32
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)
Stauffer, Annmarie. Textiles of Late Antiquity. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. no. 38, p. 46.



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