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Textile fragment

Textile fragment

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (found at Qarara, near el-Hibeth, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 500-800 AD (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    tapestry woven linen and wool

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Egypt Exploration Fund in 1903.

  • Museum number:

    1327-1903

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Fragment of a roundel from a tunic, tapestry-woven in coloured wools and undyed linen thread on linen warps. The roundel has groups of figures enclosed by curved stems. One group remains and portion of a second. In the first, two figures are standing with upraised hands and fingers outstretched over the head of a smaller standing figure. There is a Greek/Coptic? inscription above them. Of the other, there remain two heads and portion of an arcade of two arches. There are inscriptions in Greek under each of these arches. The top of the piece has two border patterns, both floral. The inner border is approx. 11mm wide and the outer one, edged in black, is approx. 5mm wide.

Physical description

Fragment of a roundel from a tunic, tapestry-woven in coloured wools and undyed linen thread on linen warps. The roundel has groups of figures enclosed by curved stems. One group remains and portion of a second. In the first, two figures are standing with upraised hands and fingers outstretched over the head of a smaller standing figure. There is a Greek/Coptic? inscription above them. Of the other, there remain two heads and portion of an arcade of two arches. There are inscriptions in Greek under each of these arches. The top of the piece has two border patterns, both floral. The inner border is approx. 11mm wide and the outer one, edged in black, is approx. 5mm wide.

Place of Origin

Egypt (found at Qarara, near el-Hibeth, made)

Date

ca. 500-800 AD (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

tapestry woven linen and wool

Dimensions

Height: 105 mm larger piece, Width: 200 mm larger piece

Descriptive line

A fragment of a decorative roundel in tapestry weave. Egypt, Qarara ca. 500-800AD.

Materials

Linen; Wool

Techniques

Weaving; Dyeing

Categories

Africa; Archaeology; Textiles; Death

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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