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tunic / textile

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA29118

  • Description

    Three textile fragments (A,B,C) of linen tunic (neck/shoulder and hem areas); applied tapestry panels in red and black wool.

    A=small fragment from the shoulder area of a tunic made up of
    1) main cloth of tunic in undyed linen
    2) small tapestry shoulder roundel; flower motifs.
    3) fragment of linen and wool ribbon that bordered the neck.

    B=textile fragment from clarus or shoulder strip of a tunic.
    1= part of plain ground of tunic; undyed linen.
    2= fragment of shoulder band; coloured wool and undyed linen sewn to B1 in tapestry weave. Shows stylised vegetable motif with border of purple petals on blue background.

    C= textile fragment from hem of tunic.
    1) main cloth of undyed linen
    2) fragment of red wool decorative ribbon, sewn to 1, which ran along hem. Motif of stylised symmetrical vegetables on red background (now hardly visible) are brocaded in white linen.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 8thC-9thC
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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 15 centimetres (A1)
    • Width: 13.5 centimetres (A1)
    • Length: 6 centimetres (A2)
    • Width: 6 centimetres (A2)
    • Length: 13 centimetres (A3)
    • Width: 3.5 centimetres (A3)
    • Length: 9 centimetres (B (total))
    • Width: 34 centimetres (B (total))
    • Length: 8.5 centimetres (B1)
    • Width: 28 centimetres (B1)
    • Length: 6.7 centimetres (B2)
    • Width: 34 centimetres (B2)
    • Length: 20 centimetres (C1)
    • Width: 16 centimetres (C1)
    • Length: 18 centimetres (C2)
    • Width: 7.5 centimetres (C2)
  • Curator's comments

    See Favard-Meeks in Brissaud and Zivie-Coche: Tanis 1987-1997 (1998) p.116.

    Information from Hero Granger-Taylor 1994.

  • Condition

    incomplete - fragmentary

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1885

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA29118

  • Registration number

    1885,0101.518

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