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Fragment

Fragment

  • Date:

    5th century (made)

  • Museum number:

    164-1892

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

End of a scarf (?) tapestry-woven in yellow and purple wool, with two oblong purple panels woven with interlaced ornament and borders of scallops in undyed linen thread. The original edge of the scarf is seen to the right and left. A bunch of red woollen threads has been stitched to each side near the bottom.

Date

5th century (made)

Dimensions

Length: 9 in, Width: 6 in, Length: 4 in, Width: 6 in, Length: 4 in of panel, Width: 3.25 in of panel

Object history note

Objects 163-1891 to 165-1892 purchased together for £1 from Percy Neweberry, and objects 166-1892 to 169-1892 given by Percy Newberry.

Descriptive line

tapestry woven, Egyptian; Egyptian, Byzantine period. Wool warp

Categories

Textiles

Collection

Middle East Section

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