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tunic / textile / garment

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA72493

  • Description

    Fragment of a tunic (a) and brocade (b and c); (a) narrow-sleeved, yellow, woollen large-child's tunic (weft-faced plain weave); with weft-faced bands forming stripes in undyed wool: three full length wide stripes either side of a wide, plain central area; narrow stripes finishing under arms along side seams, and a single wide stripe/band towards the end of each sleeve; tunic was well worn, but not altered; very narrow sleeves; wear and stitching suggests the tunic was used; selvedges at hems and along underarm seams, over two groups of warp threads, extra circuits of main weft; other edges hidden in hems; warp-yellow wool (S/c.10), weft-yellow and undyed wool (S/c.40); main sewing thread in undyed wool (S spun Z ply); upper line of stitching in waist tuck in red wool (S spun Z ply); darning in yellow wool (S spun Z ply); the main bands/stripes are accompanied by pin stripes formed by 4 picks yellow weft followed by 4 picks undyed weft; twining finishes off underarm selvedges, occuring c.3.5cm in from corners, 1 1/2 rows each case accompanied by 1 1/2 in purple wool threads; neck reinforcement has paired undyed weft, 4 picks in all, replacing alternate main yellow weft to give a speckled effect; (b) brocaded plain weave; a broad, red wool ribbon, 9cm wide, with orange and green wool and undyed linen brocading; applied to hem and lower side seams of the tunic; 3 sections - i) c.160x9cm, ii) c.24x9cm, iii) c.23x9 cm; design unclear but is repeating and appears to be of two symmetrical animals either side of a tree, possible tails raised and heads turned back; warp-red wool (S spun Z ply/c.14), weft-red wool (S/c.8), brocading weft-undyed linen (S/groups of 4), green and orange wool (S spun Z ply/c.8); simple selvedges and ends hidden in hems; (c) similar narrow red woollen ribbon, 2.4cm wide, with undyed wool and linen brocading trimming; applied to ends of sleeves and cut out neck; geometric design of crosses and diamonds in alternate directions; 5 sections - i) c.30x2.4cm, ii) c.14.5x2.4cm, iii) c.13x2.4cm, iv) c.17x2.4cm, v) 13.5x2.4cm; warp-red wool (S spun Z ply/c.10), weft-red wool (S/paired/c.10), brocading weft-undyed linen (S/groups of 4?/c.10); two simple selvedges, ends hidden in hems

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 8thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 85 centimetres
    • Width: 39 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    similar to sleeve fragment EA72424

  • Bibliography

    • Kwaspen and Verhecken-Lammens 2015 p.155, 156 (type 2) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    C

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA72493

  • Registration number

    1990,0612.112.a-c

  • Additional IDs

    • Unreg.112a
    • Unreg.112b
    • Unreg.112c
Woven-to-shape narrow-sleeved yellow woollen large-child's tunic(a); broad red woollen ribbon(b) with wool and linen brocading applied to hem as decoration; narrow red woollen ribbon(c) with similar brocading trims sleeve-ends and neck-opening, and a geom

Woven-to-shape narrow-sleeved yellow woollen large-child's tunic(a); broad red woollen ribbon(b) with wool and linen brocading applied to hem as decoration; narrow red woollen ribbon(c) with similar brocading trims sleeve-ends and neck-opening, and a geom

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