tunic / textile / ornament
Plain weave textile fragment from neck-area of undyed linen tunic. Attached to this, as part of a separately woven tapestry ornament (poorly preserved), is a clavus or shoulder band in coloured wool.
- Found/Acquired: Akhmim
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Akhmim)
- Length: 12 centimetres (tunic)
- Width: 17.5 centimetres (tunic)
- Length: 5.5 centimetres (ornament)
- Width: 10.5 centimetres (ornament)
Information from Hero Granger-Taylor 1994.
poor (incomplete and coloured decoration lost)
31 July 1985
Reason for treatment
Dismount, clean, straighten and remount separately.
Linen is stuck to mount. Dirty in places. Adhesive remains on back. In need of rebacking for mounting.
Carefully eased object off the mount. Washed in tray using washing solution (Synperonic N, cmc, polyphosphate). Rinsed in deionised water. Brushed adhesive areas to remove old starch paste. Melineu was used to support textile. Pinned out to dry.Couched down onto a dyed piece of calico. Making sure all loose threads are supported using 1ply silk thread. Whipped edges of calico ans sewed numbering label to corner.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA4987
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