Beyond the label: a weaving miracle - the Ramesses Girdle

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A scarf, a belt, a girdle; this rare piece of royal clothing in the collections of National Museums Liverpool has been called different things since it was first displayed in 1855. Tomb and temple paintings show how it could be worn wrapped around the chest and fastened at the waist. The girdle is brightly coloured and woven with rows of ankh hieroglyphs meaning ‘life’.

This masterpiece of linen weaving will be the focus of this presentation by Egyptologist Ashley Cooke, who will be discussing the provenance, interpretation, and manufacture of this unique object.

Admission to this talk is £7 and tickets can be purchased in advance below.

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