tunic / textile
Undyed, unbleached linen, a), rather open weave with part of an applied tapestry ornament, b), in undyed linen and purple-coloured wool on an undyed wool warop. A row of small dancing naked figures, right hands raised, parts of 4 preserved; plain borders above and below.
a) Warp: s-spin, c.22 ends per cm.
Weft: s-spin, c.14 picks per cm.
Edges: possibly a ut edge turned up at lower seam with b)
Sewing: hemming in s-spin, z-plu linen thread
Condition: medium- small bit
b) Warp: tight s-spin, unpigmented yellowy-cream, c.13 ends per cm.
Weft: linen and wool s-spin c.50-55 per cm.
Sewing: see a)
Condition: medium- worn
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Length: 8 centimetres (max;a)
- Width: 6 centimetres (max;a)
- Length: 9 millimetres (max;b)
- Width: 5.5 centimetres (max;b)
Dating based on the style of tapestry ornament (b).
Ornament (b) probably applied to a) as a re-use, having originally been woven as part of a larger textile.
Information from Hero Granger-Taylor (1991)
fair (incomplete and worn)
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA61525
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