[14a] Fragment of linen, sewn on two sides, undyed linen with self stripes in groups of threes. "Coptic".
Material: linen; Techniques: simple tabby, self stripes in weft; Warp: S-spin, c. 14 per cm; Weft: S-spin, c. 10 per cm; Edges: one plain selvedge, 3 cut-edges; Sewing: edge with selvedge hemmed - overcasting with running stitch; remains of double seam - two rows of overcasting; panels b) attached with overcasting. Sewing thread, S-spin, Z-ply linen; Additional Info: self-stripes several picks used together in 3 or 4 consecutive sheds. The two cut edges away from seam [sic] cut since object was found.
[14b] Two matching leaf-shaped panels. Tapestry, the wool weft completely lost. Design of paired cocks, in the upper half addorsed, in the lower confronted, stylised plant motifs between. "Coptic".
Materials: linen (wool lost); Technique: tapestry on plied warp threads; Warp: S-spin, tight Z-ply, c. 10 ends per cm; Weft: linen S-spin, c. 45 per cm.
Textile fragment; linen; with two leaf-shaped panels; decorated with one pair of addorsed and one pair of confronted birds on each.
- Length: 46 centimetres
- Width: 70 centimetres
[14a] Good, limited areas of decay. [14b] Fair - except for the fact wool has completely rotted away.
Collection purchased at sale on 6th Dec 1954, lots 154, 155 and 156.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCB3343
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