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330-540 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This linen cap has been made in sprang technique, tapered in shape and then folded in half. The top of the cap has firmly been stitched to form a tail or tassel, which probably hung downwards at the back of the head. The side edges have been worked in red wool in basic interlinking to panels of undyed linen in an openwork structure. The trimmings to the lower edge of the cap, which would have been worn on the forehead or brow, are here made of red, green, yellow and white wool in a geometric pattern.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Wool and linen in sprang technique
Brief Description
sprang, 330-540, Egyptian; Akhmim
Physical Description
Undyed linen sprang cap with narrow stripes of red wool at each side. The wool worked in basic interlinking combined with panels of linen in an openwork structure. Edge decoration in diamond pattern in red, green, yellow and white wool.
Dimensions
  • Width: 10.4cm
  • Height: 32cm
Measured flat, when mounted larger
Credit line
Given by Sir Arthur Church
Production
Allegedly found at Akhmim
Summary
This linen cap has been made in sprang technique, tapered in shape and then folded in half. The top of the cap has firmly been stitched to form a tail or tassel, which probably hung downwards at the back of the head. The side edges have been worked in red wool in basic interlinking to panels of undyed linen in an openwork structure. The trimmings to the lower edge of the cap, which would have been worn on the forehead or brow, are here made of red, green, yellow and white wool in a geometric pattern.
Bibliographic Reference
Kendrick, A F. Catalogue of Textiles from Burying-grounds in Egypt. Vol. II. Period of transition and of Christian emblems (London: HMSO, 1921), cat. 610
Collection
Accession Number
50-1891

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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