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Hat

Date:
5th–9th century
Geography:
Attributed to Egypt, Akhmim (former Panopolis)
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)
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.



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