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  • Place of origin:

    Akhmim (made)

  • Date:

    3rd - 4th century (made)

  • Museum number:

    635-1886

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Portion of a linen cloth, with ornaments tapestry-woven in purple wool and undyed linen thread. Two of the four large star-shaped panels near the corners remain; they are filled with vine-stems partly enclosed withi circles. Near each end are two narrow parallel bands with vine-stems. The band of bare warp threads at the bottom shows where rods have been inserted to facilitate the weaving. Similar panels, but with interlacings within the circle, were found at Akhmim.

Physical description

Portion of a linen cloth, with ornaments tapestry-woven in purple wool and undyed linen thread. Two of the four large star-shaped panels near the corners remain; they are filled with vine-stems partly enclosed withi circles. Near each end are two narrow parallel bands with vine-stems. The band of bare warp threads at the bottom shows where rods have been inserted to facilitate the weaving. Similar panels, but with interlacings within the circle, were found at Akhmim.

Place of Origin

Akhmim (made)

Date

3rd - 4th century (made)

Dimensions

Length: 8' 3" ft, Width: 2' 6" ft, Width: 2.5" in bands, Diameter: 16.5" in star

Descriptive line

linen, Coptic Egyptian; Purple wool; bands and stars

Materials

Linen; Wool

Techniques

Weaving

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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