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  • Michel Leckband

    2551-2528 BC, "This beadnet dress is the earliest surviving example of such a garment. It has been painstakingly reassembled from approximately seven thousand beads found in an undisturbed burial of a female contemporary of King Khufu....color of the beads has faded, but the bead net was originally blue and blue green in imitation of lapis lazuli and turquoise." ..... quote & pin from MFA Boston

  • Milena Radeva

    Amazing beadnet dress from ancient Egypt: Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khufu, 2551–2528 B.C. In the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

  • Jane Doe

    Beadnet dress | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston | Depictions of women in Egyptian art occasionally feature garments decorated with an overall lozenge pattern. This design is believed to represent beadwork, which was either sewn onto a linen dress or worked into a separate net worn over the linen. This beadnet dress is the earliest surviving example of such a garment.

  • walice wonder

    Beadnet dress | Egyptian Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khufu 2551–2528 B.C. (Boston MFA). This was found in a tomb with the scant remains of its owner, an unknown woman. The threads keeping it together had turned to dust long ago but the beads were still in their original arrangement. Damn those Egyptians were way fashion forward

  • Rachel Thoo

    Beadnet dress | Egyptian Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khufu |2551–2528 B.C. Depictions of women in Egyptian art occasionally feature garments decorated with an overall lozenge pattern. This design is believed to represent beadwork, which was either sewn onto a linen dress or worked into a separate net worn over the linen. This beadnet dress is the earliest surviving example of such a garment. It has been painstakingly reassembled from approximately seven thousand beads found in an undisturbed burial of a female contemporary of King Khufu. Although their string had disintegrated, a few beads still lay in their original pattern on and around the mummy, permitting an accurate reconstruction. The color of the beads has faded, but the beadnet was originally blue and blue green in imitation of lapis lazuli and turquoise. (Boston MFA)

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