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.
- Excavated/Findspot: Qasr Ibrim, Tavern Street level 1 middle section
- (Africa,Egypt,Qasr Ibrim (Nubia))
- Length: 22 centimetres (i)
- Width: 16 centimetres (i)
- Length: 8 centimetres (ii)
- Width: 12 centimetres (ii)
fragment, fair, worn
24 June 1991
Clean.. Straighten.. Back as necessary + mount for display on padded board.
Dusty. Weave misaligned. Some losses in textile.
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.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA36175
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