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Fragment

Fragment

  • Place of origin:

    Akhmim (made)

  • Date:

    5th/6th century (made)

  • Museum number:

    779-1886

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Shoulder-band from a linen tunic, tapestry-woven in coloured wools and undyed linen thread. A row of boys, animals and plant forms on a red ground. Border of running-wave ornament. It terminates at each end in a leaf-shaped pendant.

Physical description

Shoulder-band from a linen tunic, tapestry-woven in coloured wools and undyed linen thread. A row of boys, animals and plant forms on a red ground. Border of running-wave ornament. It terminates at each end in a leaf-shaped pendant.

Place of Origin

Akhmim (made)

Date

5th/6th century (made)

Dimensions

Length: 29 in, Width: 1.5 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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