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Pair of shoulder bands

Pair of shoulder bands

  • Place of origin:

    Akhmim (made)

  • Date:

    6th/8th century (made)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Rev. Greville J. Chester

  • Museum number:

    1656B-1888

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Fragment of a shoulder-band from a tunic, tapestry-woven in coloured wools and undyed linen thread on linen warps. Standing figure of a saint on a red ground; border of repeating floral forms on a white ground, and outer geometrical edging in polychrome.

Physical description

Fragment of a shoulder-band from a tunic, tapestry-woven in coloured wools and undyed linen thread on linen warps. Standing figure of a saint on a red ground; border of repeating floral forms on a white ground, and outer geometrical edging in polychrome.

Place of Origin

Akhmim (made)

Date

6th/8th century (made)

Dimensions

Length: 5 in, Width: 4 in

Descriptive line

part, woven wool linen, 700-899, Egyptian; Akhmim, tapestry woven

Materials

Linen; Wool

Techniques

Weaving

Collection

Middle East Section

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