Male Garment Patterns in the Tomb of Petosiris At Tuna El Gebel

Document Type : Original Article


Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, Minia University, Egypt


Dress is not only a material for covering the body but can also seen as an artifact. Dress is therefore a cultural and social indicator. Clothing in daily life, in religious or rituals activities contribute to better understanding an important feature of life in the ancient world. It has the potential to deepen our appreciation of the many various roles that dress plays in ancient art and current literature often provide only ‘snapshots’ of this notion. It mainly shows the types of garments in use, but a detailed examination of dress can tell much more. The scenes in the tomb of Petosiris represent a great inspiration regarding the way in which the figures are dressed, giving a great variety of fashion for both males and females.  The aim of this study is to highlight the different depictions of men garments in the tomb of Petosiris at Tuna el-Gebel in Minia through displaying the different representations.  Results of this study reveal that the tomb represents a fashion show for all community classes.