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Printed Linen

4th century (made)
Place Of Origin

Linen fabric, with dyed images. There are several subjects on the fragment, all showing biblical scenes. One shows the giving of the Law to Moses. Above and below these figures is a straight band filled with discs alternating with conventional blossoms. In the lower portion of the fabric, on the left, is the Woman with the Issue of Blood touching the robe of Christ.


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Brief Description
reserve, 4th century, Egyptian; Akhmim. Inscription
Physical Description
Linen fabric, with dyed images. There are several subjects on the fragment, all showing biblical scenes. One shows the giving of the Law to Moses. Above and below these figures is a straight band filled with discs alternating with conventional blossoms. In the lower portion of the fabric, on the left, is the Woman with the Issue of Blood touching the robe of Christ.
Dimensions
  • Length: 31in
  • Width: 34in
Marks and Inscriptions
Object history
721-1897 to 723-1897 purchased together for £36 from Dr. Reinhardt, German consul general, Cairo.
Summary
Linen fabric, with dyed images. There are several subjects on the fragment, all showing biblical scenes. One shows the giving of the Law to Moses. Above and below these figures is a straight band filled with discs alternating with conventional blossoms. In the lower portion of the fabric, on the left, is the Woman with the Issue of Blood touching the robe of Christ.
Associated Objects
Bibliographic Reference
L. Wooley, 'Medieval Mediterranean Textiles in the Victoria and Albert Museum: Resist Dyed Linens from Egypt Dating from the Fourth to the Seventh Centuries A.D.', Textile History 32.1 (2001): 106-113
Collection
Accession Number
722-1897

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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