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Panel

  • Place of origin:

    Akhmim (made)

  • Date:

    4th-5th century (made)

  • Museum number:

    655-1886

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Square panel from a linen cloth, faced with long loops, tapestry-woven in coloured wools and undyed linen threads. Bust portrait (much injured) with jewelled diadem and yellow halo on a red ground. Border of circles alternately enclosing a plant or a running animal - a lion, an antelope, or a hare.

Physical description

Square panel from a linen cloth, faced with long loops, tapestry-woven in coloured wools and undyed linen threads. Bust portrait (much injured) with jewelled diadem and yellow halo on a red ground. Border of circles alternately enclosing a plant or a running animal - a lion, an antelope, or a hare.

Place of Origin

Akhmim (made)

Date

4th-5th century (made)

Dimensions

Height: 15 in, Width: 18 in, Height: 12 in of panel, Width: 12 in of panel, Width: 2.75 in of head

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

woven linen wool, 600-799, Egyptian; Akhmim, tapestry woven, weft loop pile

Production Note

cf: fragment of a square panel with a portrait in the Hermitage, Petrograd.

Materials

Linen; Wool

Techniques

Weaving

Collection

Middle East Section

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