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Objects from the Kharga Oasis

Earring ~ 2nd–3rd century  Geography:      Made in, Kharga Oasis, Byzantine Egypt  Culture:      Coptic  Medium:      Gold, semi-precious stones

Earring ~ 2nd–3rd century Geography: Made in, Kharga Oasis, Byzantine Egypt Culture: Coptic Medium: Gold, semi-precious stones

The Golden Oasis in Egypt. The Kharga Oasis must be one of the most beautiful places in the world, especially at sunset; everything you see at this “green island in the middle of a yellow ocean of sand”, is natural! Read more here. #Egypt #Tour #Vacation #GoldenOasis

The Golden Oasis in Egypt. The Kharga Oasis must be one of the most beautiful places in the world, especially at sunset; everything you see at this “green island in the middle of a yellow ocean of sand”, is natural! Read more here. #Egypt #Tour #Vacation #GoldenOasis

Donation mummy with dog bones, ca. 400 B.C.–100 A.D. Egypt, Western Desert; Kharga Oasis, el-Deir. Late Period–Roman Period. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1913 (13.182.50) #dogs

Donation mummy with dog bones, ca. 400 B.C.–100 A.D. Egypt, Western Desert; Kharga Oasis, el-Deir. Late Period–Roman Period. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1913 (13.182.50) #dogs

Roman Period. Necklace of 187 gold plates. It was found compressed into a large case hidden in the wall of a Roman fort, not far from a temple dedicated to Serapis and Isis. It weighs 363 grams and was discovered in the Kharga Oasis, Egypt, in 1989 and dates from the 2nd Century AD. The diadem is decorated with vine leaves and branches within a temple facade, his right hand is on the head of the god Harpocrate.

Roman Period. Necklace of 187 gold plates. It was found compressed into a large case hidden in the wall of a Roman fort, not far from a temple dedicated to Serapis and Isis. It weighs 363 grams and was discovered in the Kharga Oasis, Egypt, in 1989 and dates from the 2nd Century AD. The diadem is decorated with vine leaves and branches within a temple facade, his right hand is on the head of the god Harpocrate.

This plain tunic typifies Roman-style woven-to-shape tunics. These shirtlike garments were woven in a large cross shape, folded in half, and sewn together. Most commonly made of linen or wool, they could be long or short, with or without sleeves. Simple tunics, like the one seen here, were generally layered under more elaborate ones decorated with symmetrical ornaments

This plain tunic typifies Roman-style woven-to-shape tunics. These shirtlike garments were woven in a large cross shape, folded in half, and sewn together. Most commonly made of linen or wool, they could be long or short, with or without sleeves. Simple tunics, like the one seen here, were generally layered under more elaborate ones decorated with symmetrical ornaments

Lisht, Kharga Oasis, Thebes (The Egyptian Expedition) | Excavations throughout Met History, 1870–present | The Met Around the World | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Lisht, Kharga Oasis, Thebes (The Egyptian Expedition) | Excavations throughout Met History, 1870–present | The Met Around the World | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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