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Sleeve panel

Sleeve panel

  • Place of origin:

    Akhmim (made)

  • Date:

    6th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven silk

  • Museum number:

    303-1887

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

One-half of a sleeve-panel of woven silk in purple and drab. The pattern is the same as on tunic no. 820-1903.

Physical description

One-half of a sleeve-panel of woven silk in purple and drab. The pattern is the same as on tunic no. 820-1903.

Place of Origin

Akhmim (made)

Date

6th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven silk

Marks and inscriptions

ZAXAPIOY
Zachary or Zacharias
The significance of the name Zachariou is uncertain. It occurs frequently on objects of this pattern; sometimes the name is Joseph. The suggestion that it is the name of the weaver is not likely, perhaps it is intended for the name of the rider, or of an official.

Dimensions

Length: 12 in, Width: 9 in

Descriptive line

part, woven silk, 600-899, Egyptian; Akhmim, compound twill, 2 mounted figures

Labels and date

SILKS, 7th-9th century.
1/2 weft-faced compound twill. Warp / silk, proportion 1 main to 1 binding. Weft of silk of 2 colours, 2 picks of each in turn. Woven for use as dress trimmings. The part of a sleeve panel with fringe includes the inscription Zachariou (on the left in mirror image); its signficance is uncertain. This peice found at Akhmim, Upper Egypt. []

Materials

Silk

Techniques

Weaving

Subjects depicted

Riders; Horses

Categories

Textiles; Clothing; Africa; Archaeology

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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