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tunic / textile

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA20443

  • Description

    Fragment of dark-yellow plain weave woollen tunic(?); three groups of three multiple self-bands over which are sewn narrow finger-looped undyed linen braids.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 7thC-8thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 16.5 centimetres
    • Width: 13 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Information from Hero Granger-Taylor 1994.

  • Condition

    poor (incomplete and fragmentary)

  • Conservation

    See treatments 

    Treatment date

    30 July 1985

    Treatment proposal

    Dismount, clean, straighten and remount.

    Condition

    The textile fragment is adhered to cardboard backing, sandwiched behind glass.. The wool is dirty and distorted.

    Treatment details

    The glass cover was removed. The fragment was removed from the cardboard backing using a scalpel to cut away beneath the areas of adhesive. Removed the remaining patches of cardboard and same adhesive by dampening these areas with distilled water. The soft adhesive and cardboard was pared away using a scalpel.

    Tested for colour fastness in distilled water and Synperonic N - slightly fugitive. Decided to wash in deionised water and 1% Synperonic N washing solution. Wetted out in a small photographic dish. Added washing solution and brushed gently. Rinsed, repeated. Brushed areas where adhesive remained. Rinsed repeatedly. laid onto melanex polyacrylic sheet, aligned to dry, folding flat with strips of melanex. When dry, couched down onto a dyed cotton backing using monofilament silk thread.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1886

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA20443

  • Registration number

    1886,1009.419

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