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Fragment

Fragment

  • Place of origin:

    Akhmim (made)

  • Date:

    5th/6th century (made)

  • Museum number:

    645-1886

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Portion of a linen cloth faced with long loops, with ornaments tapestry-woven in coloured wools and undyed linen thread. A basket of fruit surrounded by four leaves and four blossoms, forming a square.

Physical description

Portion of a linen cloth faced with long loops, with ornaments tapestry-woven in coloured wools and undyed linen thread. A basket of fruit surrounded by four leaves and four blossoms, forming a square.

Place of Origin

Akhmim (made)

Date

5th/6th century (made)

Dimensions

Length: 16 in, Width: 16 in

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

tapestry woven, Egyptian; Egyptian, Byzantine-Islamic period. "S" wool

Materials

Linen; Wool

Techniques

Weaving

Collection

Middle East Section

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