Egyptian Beadnet Dress (Detail)

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Jennifer Brown
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published on 10 June 2014
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Egyptian, Dynasty 4, Reign of Khufu, 2551 - 2528 BCE, faience and gold. This beadnet dress is the earliest surviving example of a garment with the lozenge pattern. This pattern is frequently used when depicting women's clothing in Egyptian art. Although the string had deteriorated, many of the beads were found in their original pattern. It is unclear whether the beadnet dress was sewn into the clothing or worn as a separate net over the linen. Currently housed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

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