Late Antique and Medieval headwear from Egypt in the Victoria and Albert Museum

Ruiha Smalley

A corpus of Late Antique and Medieval Egyptian headwear was catalogued in 2012 for the Victoria and Albert Museum. The group presents a starting point from which to create a typology and study fabrics and decorative techniques from the period. Headwear styles of the past show continuity with modern styles and the artefacts under study reinforce this idea. This article suggests a typology and compares similar objects in literature and other collections.

Late Antique and Medieval headwear from Egypt in the Victoria and Albert Museum

To reference this article we suggest:

Smalley, R. 2014. Late Antique and Medieval headwear from Egypt in the Victoria and Albert Museum. BMSAES 21: 81–101. http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/publications/online_journals/bmsaes/issue_21/smalley.aspx

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