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Dayr al-Malak (near Naqada): burial of a Coptic monk or abbot

Objects found in a tomb at Dayr al-Malak, according to the museum label they belong to the burial of an abbot. No further information is presently available.

The person seems to have been buried in his vestments, including a plaited leather cross.

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leather object
wooden (?) object
unknown object
Leather patch with shoulder belt now in three segments.
Ornate plaited leather cross, from a belt (?), Leather shoulder-belt, plaited leather cross, pieces of silk robe'
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