tunic / textile
Fragment with part of a tapestry panel and part of a tapestry band. Undyed, unbleached linen and brown wool (discoloured red). In panel, the upper part of a human figure within an acanthus scroll; plain inner border, cusped and dotted outer border, trefoil in corner. In band, acanthus foliage and cusped and dotted border. Fine.
Warp: linen, s-spin, c.33 ends per cm.
Weft: linen, s-spin, wool z-spin, c. 22 picks per cm. in plain areas, c.70 picks
Sewing: the panel is sewn to the main textile, edges turned under and hemmed in s-spin
Edges: ragged or hidden
Add. info: centre of area below panel is not woven - warp threads float - but tapestry band is woven on main warp threads. In background of tapestry, 2 picks linen alternate with 2 picks wool.
Condition: poor - brittle.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Length: 10 centimetres
- Width: 14 centimetres
Panel and band, although apparently woven on a different warpe, match and were undoubtedly worn at the same time.
History of use: probably from the shoulder area of a tunic.
Information from Hero Granger-Taylor (1991)
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA61534
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