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tunic / textile

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  • Description

    Textile fragment from centre of undyed linen tunic in three sections joined by seams at waist-level; main textile is undecorated. Tunic decorated with six applied tapestry woollen panels: two clavi decorated with flying erotes interrupted by haloed figure and four roundels at knee-level.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 9thC
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  • Dimensions

    • Length: 217 centimetres (tunic)
    • Width: 46 centimetres (tunic)
    • Length: 6 millimetres (ornament calvus 1)
    • Width: 38 centimetres (ornament clavus 1)
    • Length: 6 millimetres (ornament calvus 2)
    • Width: 57 centimetres (ornament calvus 2)
    • Length: 6 millimetres (ornament calvus 2)
    • Width: 46 centimetres (ornament calvus 2)
    • Length: 9 centimetres (roundel 1)
    • Width: 10 centimetres (roundel 1)
    • Length: 10 centimetres (roundel 2)
    • Width: 11 millimetres (roundel 2)
  • Curator's comments

    Antoine de Moor suggests date 650-1000 (personal comm. 25/04/08).
    Information from Hero Granger-Taylor 1994.

  • Condition

    poor (incomplete and colour decayed)

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  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

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