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textile / curtain

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA29771

  • Description

    Pair of two curtains. Undyed linen ground with tapestry-weave decoration in coloured wool. Band containing a green vine-stem on red ground across the top. Below erots holding garlands. Pair of Nike figures holding a greek cross with an inscription.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC-7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 274 centimetres
    • Width: 213.5 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        sacred monogram
      • Inscription Position

        wreath
      • Inscription Language

        Greek
      • Inscription Comment

        Four lines of greek words inscribed in the wreath holden by the Nike
  • Curator's comments

    Published:
    Ein Gott 2015, no. 114, p. 108.

  • Bibliography

    • Marzinzik 2013 32 bibliographic details
    • Buckton 1994 no.112, p.102-103 (by Hero Granger-Taylor) bibliographic details
    • Fluck et al. 2015 p.106 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2015-2016, Oct 29-Feb 7, London, BM, G35, Egypt: Faith after the Pharaohs.

  • Condition

    fair

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1897

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA29771

  • Registration number

    1897,0112.1352

Pair of two curtains with embroidery. Undyed linen ground with tapestry-weave decoration in coloured wool. Band containing a green vine-stem on red ground across the top. Below erots holding garlands. Pair of Nike figures holding a greek cross with an ins

Pair of two curtains with embroidery. Undyed linen ground with tapestry-weave decoration in coloured wool. Band containing a green vine-stem on red ground across the top. Below erots holding garlands. Pair of Nike figures holding a greek cross with an ins

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