Openwork shawl

Roman Period

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130

Found on the head of a woman in a Roman Period burial excavated and recorded by the Museum's Egyptian Expedition, the red cap (25.3.217a) and two brown caps (25.3.217b and c) are rare datable examples of headwear. Draw strings served to tighten the red cap. All three were found one on top of the other over two layers of cloth, one of which is 25.3.218, wrapped turbanlike about the head of the mummy.

Openwork shawl, Linen

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