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Variable of the Day, Ancient Egypt: Royal red fabric shirt

Tomb of Khaemwaset (QV 44)

NOTE: As seen above, this fabric is often covered with blue diamond or rhomboid shapes.  The moniker is following L.P. Brock (JSSEA 25), who discusses the prominence of the fabric at Amarna.

 

 

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The Art of Counting is dedicated to the memory of Margery Meilleur, who first taught me to view history through the eyes of the images we create.