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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA72397

  • Description

    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.
    Edges: selvedges-oncerpsendo-selvedges
    Sewing: see a)
    Condition: medium- worn

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC-7thC
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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 8 centimetres (max;a)
    • Width: 6 centimetres (max;a)
    • Length: 9 millimetres (max;b)
    • Width: 5.5 centimetres (max;b)
  • Curator's comments

    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)

  • Condition

    fair (incomplete and worn)

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA72397

  • Registration number

    1990,0612.16.a-b

  • Additional IDs

    • Unreg.16a
    • Unreg.16b

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