Fragment of fine wool tapestry. A central band, yellow ground with a repeating, staggered motif of four flowers, their stems knotted together, between and alongside small white flowers outlined in red. The larger flowers are in a range of colours. Narrow red borders with yellow rosettes made up of little dots. Outside borders plain weave, but colour gradually shading from pale to purply-blue.
- 1stC BC-3rdC
- Excavated/Findspot: Qasr Ibrim, room 112 level 3 (below 50cm)
- (Africa,Egypt,Qasr Ibrim (Nubia))
- Length: 11 centimetres
- Width: 11 centimetres
28 January 1994
Reason for treatment
Pressure mount on padded board.
Padded board was constructed from Melinex covered plywood, padded with a layer of polyester wadding and covered with backing textile supplied by the design department. The Nubian textile was then positioned appropriately on this and kept in place by a sheet of perspex and perspex clips.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA36131
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