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Fragment of red linen cloth; medium quality. Edges torn. Worn. The weave is plain [warp-faced simple tabby] and the threads are S-spun; the stitch gauge is warp c.21-23 ends per 10mm and weft 14 picks per 10mm.
- 700 BC - 0 BC
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Length: 9 centimetres
- Width: 40.5 centimetres
Information from Hero Granger-Taylor 
5 May 1999
Will have to be displayed folded into 3 - size c. 14 x 10cm Pad out folds? Repair/strengthen as necessary? Crease removal and vacuum.
The fragment was creased, fragile and torn.
The fragment was humidified using Goretex (polytetrafluoro ethylene,polyester laminate) to remove the creases. The tears were repaired using Japanese tissue coloured to match adhered with 5% Klucel G (hydroxypropyl cellulose) in Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol). A small pad was made of Polyester wadding covered in cream exhibition fabric so that the fragment could be folded into three.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- BS.6523 (Birch Slip Number)
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Object reference number: YCA64880
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