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    Fragment of an undyed linen plain weave on which a square of tapestry has been applied and sewn (11x11cm); centre of the square is decorated by stylised lion orientated to the left, with dark blue fur and beige details; the lion is surrounded with a frieze of vine leaves in vegetal medallions and the square is framed with a freize of triangles; plain weave: warp-undyed linen (S/18), weft-undyed linen (S/18); tapestry on paired threads: warp-undyed linen (S/10), weft-undyed linen (S), dark blue wool (S/81); sewing in undyed linen (S spun Z ply); some flying-threads in undyed linen (S); all edges cut and ragged


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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 27 centimetres
    • Width: 19 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    stored in black box

  • Location

    Not on display

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  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

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Rectangle of linen with attached bichrome tapestry square: central lion and border of vine-leaves.


Rectangle of linen with attached bichrome tapestry square: central lion and border of vine-leaves.

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