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Child’s Tunic

AD 700 - 800

This is a rare example of a complete child’s tunic. It was one of several items found within a child’s burial at Matmar, which also includes bone and tortoiseshell bracelets and leather shoes. I

It is long, reaching beyond the child’s knee, and T-shaped with short, narrow sleeves. The garment was manufactured in one piece, from sleeve edge, to sleeve edge, with its seams under the arms and down each side, joining the front and back pieces. The neck opening was cut along the top fold. This is the standard form of tunic worn throughout the Roman world and the early Middle Ages for men, women, and children, although variations are common.