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Persian-Style Riding Coat

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In 1896 excavators at Antinoë, in Egypt, discovered a male body dressed in Persian fashion. This coat was around his shoulders. Its long sleeves, flared sides, rectangular neckline, and overlapping chest panel are characteristic of Persian riding coats. Most examples are dyed turquoise or red, possibly indicating rank or function.

Persian-Style Riding Coat, Plain weave in blue-green sheep’s wool and cashmere; applied borders in tablet weave of polychrome wool and undyed linen; patches of fabric in plain weave of undyed linen to reinforce armpits and hemline

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