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Piece of cloth

Period:
Late Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 26
Date:
664–525 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Saqqara
Medium:
Linen
Dimensions:
32 × 27.5 cm (12 5/8 × 10 13/16 in.); fringe: 5.5 cm (5.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of George F. Baker, 1890
Accession Number:
90.5.102
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130
Said to be from a mummy, this piece of cloth has a selvage on one edge and a twisted and knotted fringe on the end perpendicular to this. There is a wide blue border and seven blue stripes along the edge with the selvage and the same pattern along the edge with the fringe.
Previously collection of Emil Brugsch Bey, Cairo. Purchased from Brugsch and donated to the museum in 1890 by George F. Baker, New York.

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