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    Textile fragments; two pieces (a and b) of broad red woollen ribbon, with a brocaded design in undyed linen, comprising a repeated lattice motif enclosing small roundels, with pointed leaves on stalks at the junctions and zig-zag borders.
    Warp: wool, s-spin, z-ply, c.14-15 ends per cm
    Weft: wool and linen s-spin, main weft paired, c.12 pairs per cm. of main weft
    Edges: two selvedges each with one group of warp thread with extra weft circuits of main weft around this
    Sewing: remains of sewing along the one edge in cream s-spin z-ply sewing thread, running stitch
    Add. info: a pattern thread in each shed, mainly floating over 2 warp ends.
    Condition: fair - faded and dirty


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  • Date

    • 7thC-8thC (circa)
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  • Dimensions

    • Length: 27 centimetres (max;a)
    • Width: 9 centimetres (max;a)
    • Length: 25 centimetres (max;b)
    • Width: 9 centimetres (max;b)
  • Curator's comments

    Cf. London 1920-1922, no. 582 (said to be from Fayum, acq. 1889).

    History of use: originally applied to the edges of a garment by sewing and woven for this purpose.

    Information from Hero Granger-Taylor (1991)

  • Condition

    fair (faded and dirty)

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

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  • Additional IDs

    • Unreg.44

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