Braid of Hair and Linen

New Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 116

A basket (36.3.189a, b) with toiletry equipment was found next to the coffin (36.3.184) of an elderly woman. Among other items, the basket contained four bundles of hair extensions (36.3.191–.193, .196) and two braids of hair and linen (36.3.194–.195), as well as an alabaster kohl jar with its ebony stick (36.3.190a–c) and a small wooden box (36.3.199).

Braid of Hair and Linen, Hair (probably human), linen

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