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Band

  • Place of origin:

    Akhmim (made)

  • Date:

    6th/7th century (made)

  • Museum number:

    1267-1888

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Portion of a shoulder-band from a linen tunic, tapestry-woven in coloured wools and undyed linen thread on linen warps. A conventional flowering tree with a pair of animals at the foot, a pair of birds in the branches, and a pair of fishes at the top. In a compartment above is a figure riding on a sea monster. The ground is red. It terminates in a pendent roundel containing three figures, two seated and one kneeling, also on a red ground. Border of birds, fishes and floral forms on a black ground.

Physical description

Portion of a shoulder-band from a linen tunic, tapestry-woven in coloured wools and undyed linen thread on linen warps. A conventional flowering tree with a pair of animals at the foot, a pair of birds in the branches, and a pair of fishes at the top. In a compartment above is a figure riding on a sea monster. The ground is red. It terminates in a pendent roundel containing three figures, two seated and one kneeling, also on a red ground. Border of birds, fishes and floral forms on a black ground.

Place of Origin

Akhmim (made)

Date

6th/7th century (made)

Dimensions

Length: 22 in, Width: 4 in

Object history note

Purchased from the Reverend Greville John Chester

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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