Fragments of weft faced wool cloth, a cushion-cover (?), with bands, some of them shaded, and the remains of two seams. Colours: plain bands in purple-coloured wool, 3.3 to 4.5cm deep; shaded bands from dark green, through light green, through yellow wool to undyed cotton, then yellow through pink to dark red wool - where complete 5.5cm deep.
- 1stC BC-3rdC(early)
- Excavated/Findspot: Qasr Ibrim, House 138 (south) level 1 house 139 (south) level 1 temple 1100 room 2 level 1 pit 1137 level 1
- (Africa,Egypt,Qasr Ibrim (Nubia))
- Length: 6 centimetres
- Width: 11 centimetres
22 December 1993
Consult Hero Grainger-Taylor re placement. Pressure mount on padded board.
Loosely enclosed in nylon net. Fragments creased and weave of textile misaligned.
Nylon net removed. Fragments positioned on a piece of woollen nun's veiling (pre-dyed to a suitable colour with Lanaset protein dyes). Textile relaxed using distilled water vapour from an ultrasonic spot humidifier, then creases removed and weave realigned as best as possible. Held in position with pins until dry. A padded board was prepared. A piece of marine ply of appropriate dimensions, 1 cm thick was sealed with emulsion paint. Polyester wadding was cut to the dimensions of the upper surface. A piece of fabric of the appropriate colour (supplied by BM Design Office) was stretched over the wadding and secured to the reverse of the board using Mowilith DMC2 (polyvinyl acetate/dibutyl melate copolymer, cellulose ether. The aligned textile artefact on the support fabric was centred on the padded surface. Perspex sheeting, cleaned using a proprietary anti-static agent, was placed over the textile. The pressure was gently exerted using perspex mirror clips, evenly distributed around the edges of the perspex and board, secured with short steel screws through the board edges. N.B. Positioning of fragments and colour of backing fabric discussed with Hero Grainger-Taylor.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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