textile / hair-net
Fragment of a red sprang hair-net with an openwork pattern of diagonal lozenges. An undyed top-sewn linen seam preserves a border of lozenges in green and yellow wool on one side, and a brow band of top-sewn black plaited wool runs across the top. The original upper edge remains, with selvedges in the seam.
The thread is S-spun and Z-ply. The wool warp is c. 12 threads per cm; the linen warp is c. 12 threads per cm. The black plaited wool is S-spun, 3-ply and Z-ply.
- Excavated/Findspot: Saqqara
- (Africa,Egypt,Lower Egypt,Saqqara (Memphis))
- Length: 22 centimetres
- Width: 32 centimetres
see HG-T card.
Information from Hero Granger-Taylor (1991)
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA65115
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