Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, OIM 8229
Fragment of a hairpiece
Human hair
New Kingdom, Dynasties 18-19, ca. 1550-1185 B.C.
Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1903

Both men and women wore full wigs, and some wore false tresses to enhance their own hair. This fragment of a hairpiece is composed of human hair sewn to a band. Some of the hair is arranged into braids of various sizes.

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