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Textile fragment

Textile fragment

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (made)

  • Date:

    4th Century - 5th Century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plain woven linen and tapestry woven linen and wool

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Fragment of a plain woven linen tunic, into which has been sewn a tapestry-woven panel in purple wool and undyed linen. The tapestry-woven panel depicts an eight pointed star with interlaced geometric decoration picked out in flying shuttle brocading, in undyed linen thread

Place of Origin

Egypt (made)


4th Century - 5th Century (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Plain woven linen and tapestry woven linen and wool

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Fragment, ornament from a tunic, plain woven linen and tapestry woven linen and wool, Egypt, 4th Century - 5th Century


Linen; Wool


Dyeing; Plain weave; Tapestry weave




Middle East Section

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