Egyptian Linen


Liana Miate
published on 02 May 2017
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A portion of Egyptian linen. Linen was the most common fabric used by embalmers to wrap the body, often in vast quantities. The woven blue bands on this piece suggest that it once formed part of a garment. New Kingdom to Late Period, (about 1550-332 BCE). Provenance unknown. The British Museum (photo taken at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Australia).

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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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