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Hairnets, hoods and caps – Covering and Adorning the Head from Late Antique to Islamic Egypt (400–1500 AD)

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Phoebus Focus XVII

Archaeologist Petra Linscheid introduces the unique collection of historical Egyptian headgear from The Phoebus Foundation. These rare pieces cover more than 1,000 years of fashion history.


Petra Linscheid
(b. 1962) studied Christian archaeology in Bonn and Byzantine studies in Berlin. She has written about several collections of Early Byzantine (Coptic) textiles from Egypt in German museums. In 2011 she graduated from the Freie Universität Berlin with her PhD thesis Frühbyzantinische textile Kopfbedeckungen. Typologie, Verbreitung, Chronologie und soziologischer Kontext. Together with Antoine De Moor and Cäcilia Fluck, she is the co-organiser of the biennial conference Textiles from the Nile Valley, graciously hosted at HeadquARTers in Antwerp. Linscheid is currently a research assistant at the University of Bonn’s Department of Christian Archaeology, which focuses on archaeological textile research. In this position, she is currently involved in two projects about Roman and early medieval local textile finds.

  • 21 x 14,8 cm
  • 90 pages
  • Softcover
  • Quadrichromy
  • English edition
  • ISBN 978 90 8274 673 0

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