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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 inscription.
- 600 (probably)
- Length: 274 centimetres
- Width: 213.5 centimetres
Inscription Typesacred monogram
Inscription CommentFour lines of greek words inscribed in the wreath holden by the Nike
1 June 1990
Reason for analysis
Analysis of Dyes in an Egyptian Textile Acquisition Number EA 1893,0112.1352
The red, yellow and blue dye components of this textile were analysed. Theblue was found to contain indigotin, the yellow luteolin and to a lesserextent apigenin, the red purpurin and to a lesser extent alizarin.
Analysis reference number
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA71425
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