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Cuff panel

Cuff panel

  • Place of origin:

    Akhmim (made)

  • Date:

    6th/7th century (made)

  • Museum number:

    864-1886

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Panel from the cuff of a linen tunic, tapestry-woven in coloured wools and undyed linen thread on linen warps. The central compartment contains a bust within a circle, and birds in the spandrels. That on each side is divided horizontally into two parts, each containing a mounted figure. The ground is red. Double border of discs and geometrical forms on a white ground above and below.

Physical description

Panel from the cuff of a linen tunic, tapestry-woven in coloured wools and undyed linen thread on linen warps. The central compartment contains a bust within a circle, and birds in the spandrels. That on each side is divided horizontally into two parts, each containing a mounted figure. The ground is red. Double border of discs and geometrical forms on a white ground above and below.

Place of Origin

Akhmim (made)

Date

6th/7th century (made)

Dimensions

Length: 5 in, Width: 11 in

Object history note

631-1886 to 922-1886 inclusive purchased for £300 from Henry Wallis.

Descriptive line

tapestry-woven, 600-799, Egyptian

Materials

Linen; Wool

Techniques

Weaving

Collection

Middle East Section

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