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.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Clothing in Byzantine Egypt: Textiles from Egypt 200–900 CE," November 9, 2009–June 12, 2011.
Stauffer, Annmarie. Textiles of Late Antiquity. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. no. 38, p. 46.
Date: 660–880 (radiocarbon date, 95% probability)Medium: Plain weave in red wool (dyed with madder); applied borders with pattern weft in blue and red wool and undyed linen
Accession: 90.5.174On view in:Gallery 302