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Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 111, The Hellenistic World
Egypt (Place Created)
Gold, garnet, and glass paste
21.6 × 7.9 × 7.6 cm, 127.3 g (8 1/2 × 3 1/8 × 3 in., 0.2806 lb.)
Very few gold hairnets have survived from antiquity. This example, made to be worn over a bun at the back of a head, is remarkable for the quality and degree of its elaboration. The hairnet consists of four elements: the
Certain elements of the hairnet's decoration seem to have had a close connection to the
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