In the late Roman and early Byzantine eras, clothing became a means of self-expression incorporating everything from depictions of faith to rich colours, elaborate embroidery, and even amulets meant to protect and bring good fortune.
Engy Hanna is a faculty member at the Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, Minya University and completed her PhD at Sussex University in 2017. Her research interests lie in Early Byzantine art history, particularly social history, secular art, gender, and sensory perception. She has designed and implemented various courses and workshops on the subject and recently published her first book, Women in Late Antique Egypt through Coptic Artefacts (2019).
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