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tunic / textile / garment

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA72484

  • Description

    Fragment of a child's sleeved woollen tunic; (a)-cream-coloured ground with narrow bands all over of green, orange, yellow, blue, pink and purple (in the sleeves - yellow, green, dark-blue, purple and red), with cut-out semi-circular neck opening, the neck/shoulders/ends of each sleeve are decorated with applied red woollen ribbon; (b)-with brocaded decoration, in undyed linen and yellow and green wool, of heart-shapes and other simple motifs; the tunic itself is made of three pieces of cloth, each sleeve one piece, sewn together with red woollen thread; tapestry: warp-undyed wool (S/13), weft-undyed wool, yellow, orange, pink, mauve, green and dark blue wool (S/20); sewing in running stitch in purple wool (S spun Z ply); oversewing in undyed wool (S spun Z ply); brocade (applied and sewn as edging to the neck and end of sleeves): warp-red wool (S/9), weft-red background with detail in beige, yellow and green (S)

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 7thC-8thC
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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 57 centimetres
    • Width: 61 centimetres
    • Depth: 3 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Information from Hero Granger-Taylor [1992]

  • Bibliography

    • Kwaspen and Verhecken-Lammens 2015 p.163 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    2016-2017 10 Oct-30 Apr, Sydney, Powerhouse Museum, Ancient Lives
    2017 16 Jun-18 Oct, Hong Kong Science Museum, Ancient Lives

  • Condition

    C

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA72484

  • Registration number

    1990,0612.103.a-b

  • Additional IDs

    • Unreg.103a
    • Unreg.103b
Child's sleeved woollen tunic (a), cream-coloured ground with narrow bands all over of green, orange, yellow, blue, pink and purple (in the sleeves - yellow, green, dark-blue, purple and red), with cut-out semi-circular neck opening, the neck, shoulders a

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Child's sleeved woollen tunic (a), cream-coloured ground with narrow bands all over of green, orange, yellow, blue, pink and purple (in the sleeves - yellow, green, dark-blue, purple and red), with cut-out semi-circular neck opening, the neck, shoulders a

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