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Woven linen

Woven linen

  • Date:

    5th/6th century (made)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Robert Taylor, Esq. in 1900.

  • Museum number:

    2156-1900

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Portion of a linen cloth, with tapestry-woven ornaments in coloured wools and undyed linen thread. Along one side is a straight band fromed by a triple row of detached devices; that in the middle consists of birds facing towards a central four-petalled rose; the other two are composed of heart-shaped petals. Abnove this band is a leaf-shaped panel cnclosing a bird surrounded by blossoms.

Physical description

Portion of a linen cloth, with tapestry-woven ornaments in coloured wools and undyed linen thread. Along one side is a straight band fromed by a triple row of detached devices; that in the middle consists of birds facing towards a central four-petalled rose; the other two are composed of heart-shaped petals. Abnove this band is a leaf-shaped panel cnclosing a bird surrounded by blossoms.

Date

5th/6th century (made)

Dimensions

Length: 22 in, Width: 20 in

Descriptive line

tapestry, 400-599, Mesopotamian

Materials

Linen; Wool

Techniques

Weaving

Collection

Middle East Section

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