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Shoulder band

Shoulder band

  • Place of origin:

    Akhmim (made)

  • Date:

    6th/8th century (made)

  • Museum number:

    1297-1888

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Shoulder-band from a linen tunic, tapestry-woven in coloured wools and undyed linen thread on linen warps. Three compartments, and portion of the fourth, remain. The lowest and the third each contain a conventional tree form, amid the stems of which are a full-length figure, two half figures and two animals. In the intervening compartment is a standing nimbed figure. The fourth contains part of the subject represented in the third, but reversed for the other side of the tunic. The ground is red. The band is rounded at the bottom, and has a border of repeating floral forms in colours on a dark blue ground.

Physical description

Shoulder-band from a linen tunic, tapestry-woven in coloured wools and undyed linen thread on linen warps. Three compartments, and portion of the fourth, remain. The lowest and the third each contain a conventional tree form, amid the stems of which are a full-length figure, two half figures and two animals. In the intervening compartment is a standing nimbed figure. The fourth contains part of the subject represented in the third, but reversed for the other side of the tunic. The ground is red. The band is rounded at the bottom, and has a border of repeating floral forms in colours on a dark blue ground.

Place of Origin

Akhmim (made)

Date

6th/8th century (made)

Dimensions

Length: 22 in, Width: 4 in

Object history note

Purchased from the Reverend Greville John Chester

Descriptive line

tapestry woven, 600-799, Egyptian

Materials

Linen; Wool

Techniques

Weaving

Collection

Middle East Section

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