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Textile fragment

Textile fragment

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (made)

  • Date:

    ca. AD300-600 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt

  • Museum number:

    T.231-1923

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

A strip of compound woven silk. Egyptian; Qau-el-Kabir, ca. AD300-600. The decoration is in blue, pink and green on a cream background. Pyramid outlines are formed with lines of blue scrolling waves. In between these are trees and beneath these are pyramids in pink with green squares and four green swastikas around them. Below this strip is a line of geometric shapes.

Physical description

A strip of compound woven silk. The decoration is in blue, pink and green on a cream background. Pyramid outlines are formed with lines of blue scrolling waves. In between these are trees and beneath these are pyramids in pink with green squares and four green swastikas around them. Below this strip is a line of geometric shapes.

Place of Origin

Egypt (made)

Date

ca. AD300-600 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven silk

Dimensions

Length: 320 mm, Height: 30 mm

Object history note

Given by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt, found at Qau-el-Kebir near Asyut.

Descriptive line

A strip of compound woven silk. Egyptian; Qau-el-Kabir, ca. AD300-600.

Labels and date

SILKS - 4th-7th century.
1\2 weft-faced compound twill. Warp / silk, proportion 1 main to 1 binding. Weft of silk in 204 colours, 1 pick of each in turn. This was found at Qau-el-Kebir near Asyut. []

Production Note

Found at Qau-el-Kebir, near Asyut

Materials

Silk

Techniques

Weaving

Categories

Africa; Archaeology; Textiles; Death

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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