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Textile panel

Textile panel

  • Place of origin:

    Akhmim (Possibly, made)
    Egypt (made)

  • Date:

    ca. AD300-600 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    woven wool and linen

  • Museum number:

    1273-1888

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

A square panel from a linen cloth. Egyptian, possibly Akhmim, ca. AD300-600. Tapestry woven in purple/maroon wool and undyed linen. At the centre is a maroon lion with a large tail with vertical lines above and below it. It sits in a circle backing of undyed linen. This is surrounded by a purple square with a dot in each corner. This is surrounded by a thin undyed line then a border (approx. 35mm wide) of maroon geometric crosses. This is surrounded by a thin undyed line and ends with a reverse arcade border. each side is selvedge. At the bottom the linen is further decorated with four lines of weave using several threads in each line. The linen is plain weave, s-spun, approx. 15x9 tpc with differing thread dia. There is a small tear at the bottom right and some light stains. Similar to a square found by M. Gayet at Akhmim (Gayet, Costume, no. 415, p.210). cf. tunic belonging to Field-Marshall Lord Grenfell. (E A W Budge in Archaeologia, LIII., Pt. II, p.433).

Physical description

A square panel from a linen cloth. Tapestry woven in purple/maroon wool and undyed linen. At the centre is a maroon lion with a large tail with vertical lines above and below it. It sits in a circle backing of undyed linen. This is surrounded by a purple square with a dot in each corner. This is surrounded by a thin undyed line then a border (approx. 35mm wide) of maroon geometric crosses. This is surrounded by a thin undyed line and ends with a reverse arcade border. each side is selvedge. At the bottom the linen is further decorated with four lines of weave using several threads in each line. The linen is plain weave, s-spun, approx. 15x9 tpc with differing thread dia. There is a small tear at the bottom right and some light stains. Similar to a square found by M. Gayet at Akhmim (Gayet, Costume, no. 415, p.210). cf. tunic belonging to Field-Marshall Lord Grenfell. (E A W Budge in Archaeologia, LIII., Pt. II, p.433).

Place of Origin

Akhmim (Possibly, made)
Egypt (made)

Date

ca. AD300-600 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

woven wool and linen

Dimensions

Height: 264 mm, Width: 210 mm

Descriptive line

A tapestry woven square panel in linen and wool. Egyptian, possibly Akhmim, ca. AD300-600.

Materials

Linen; Wool

Techniques

Weaving

Categories

Africa; Archaeology; Textiles; Death

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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