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cushion-cover

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA72270

  • Description

    Two fragments of thick wool cloth, perhaps from a cushion-cover, dark blue and undyed, with a repeating design of a snow flake-like motif, made up of four leaves or flowers arranged around a small circle, set within an elongated octagon, lozenges at the corners. On one side of the cloth design in light on a dark blue background, vice versa on the other side.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1stC(late)-5thC(early)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 22 centimetres (i)
    • Width: 16 centimetres (i)
    • Length: 8 centimetres (ii)
    • Width: 12 centimetres (ii)
  • Condition

    fragment, fair, worn

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    24 June 1991

    Treatment proposal

    Clean.. Straighten.. Back as necessary + mount for display on padded board.

    Condition

    Dusty. Weave misaligned. Some losses in textile.

    Treatment details

    Dust removed with vacuum cleaner. Fibres relaxed using water vapour from ultrasonic spot humidifier, then realigned with fingers. Allowed to dry. Pressure mounted for display. N.B. Backing not necessary.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1989

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA72270

  • Registration number

    1990,0127.447

  • Additional IDs

    • QI.76.T/402

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