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Sleeve panel

Sleeve panel

  • Place of origin:

    Akhmim, Egypt (made)

  • Date:

    6th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven silk

  • Museum number:

    303-1887

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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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, Egypt (made)

Date

6th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

Woven silk

Marks and inscriptions

ZAXAPIOY Zachary or Zacharias

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

Horses; Riders

Categories

Archaeology; Textiles; Clothing; Africa

Collection code

T&F

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