tunic / textile
Long fragment of thick woollen cloth (a), fragment of a tunic, signs of wear apparent, light-yellow in colour with tapestry decoration, worked in purple-coloured, pink and dark-red wool and undyed (white) linen, with a selvedge with thick selvedge fringe at one end and part of a subsidiary selvedge with an applied red wool braided cord at the other, the main tapestry band is one of the shoulder strips of a relatively short tunic, the fringed selvedge is part of the hem and the subsidiary selvedge is part of the horizontal neck opening, the shoulder stripe is decorated, in linen on a dark ground, with elongated repeated roundels alternating with rectangular panels with ribbon interlace, with a light scalloped border with a plain frame without, the orientation of the design changes at the neck with a rectangular panel running beneath the neck opening, beneath this one and a half tapestry pendentives are preserved, an isolated fragment (b) fits into the neck area.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Length: 14.5 centimetres (A)
- Width: 101 centimetres (A, including fringe)
- Length: 7 centimetres (B)
- Width: 7 centimetres (B)
Purple coloured wool is in fact blue and red fibres spun together.
Information from Hero Granger-Taylor 
poor (dirty and fragile)
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA61679
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