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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1907,1111.227

  • Description

    Textile (fragment). Fragments stitched together. Made of sewn textile (silk.red.yellow.white).

  • Date

    • 700 (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 10.8 centimetres
    • Width: 7.3 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    This record is being updated as part of the Stein Project in the Department of Asia.

  • Bibliography

    • Stein 1907 bibliographic details
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1907

  • Acquisition notes

    The 1907-11-11 group refers to objects from Stein's First Central Asian Expedition, 1900-01. According to Stein's Introduction to 'Ancient Khotan' (1907), the expedition was funded by the Governments of India, the Panjab (Punjab) and from provincial funds of Bengal. All the finds were shipped to London for sorting, research and publication. The Government of India then recommended that Dr Rudolf Hoernle, together with the British Museum, should determine the distribution of the finds (BM Archives, Stein Papers, CE32/23/5).

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1907,1111.227

  • Additional IDs

    • ? (Stein no. (incorrect))

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