textile / tapestry / curtain
Textile fragment; central section of undyed linen curtain decorated with three rows of tapestry motifs in coloured wool. Top - Bird flanked by rosettes; a squat bird in green and yellow, with red beak, feet and collar, and outlined in blue. On the right is a blue cross/rosette with red petals and yellow centre. On the left is a purple cross/rosette with yellow petals and a red and green centre. Centre - Stylised tree within leaf-shape flanked by smaller leaf-shapes. Bottom - Four rose-buds separated by dots. Two plain selvedges.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Length: 33 centimetres
- Width: 27.5 centimetres
Information from Hero Granger-Taylor 1994.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA65193
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