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Dress and ornament in
Ancient Egypt

Long-sleeved tunic

Width: 19.700 cm
Length: 34.300 cm

EA 43071

Long-sleeved tunic

From: Thebes, Egypt
Date: Possibly 19th Dynasty, about 1275 BC

Experts think that, rather than being made to wear, this small tunic was probably a present (or 'offering') to a god. It is made of linen, a fabric produced from the flax plant which everyone wore in ancient Egypt.

The cow painted on this tunic is actually the goddess Hathor, so the tunic was probably an offering to Hathor, maybe left in one of her temples for her.