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    Undyed linen with large double-pointed leaf-shaped motif in purple-coloured wool, details in undyed linen. Inside the motif, a repeating pattern of squares with interlaced borders around lozenges; motif frame of serrated leaves; at one end a lozenge on a stalk leading to a roundel? (This detail missing from the other end). "Late Antique".
    Materials: linen, wool; Techniques: simple tabby, tapestry on grouped warp threads, wrapped float brocading; Warp: linen, S-spin, c. 14 ends per cm; Weft: linen and wool S-spin, c. 10 picks per cm in plain areas, c. 45 in tapestry; Edges: all cut; Sewing: none.

    Textile fragment of undyed linen; with woven ovoid panel in purple wool filled with an all-over pattern in thin thread; surrounded by a border of leaves.


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    • Length: 62.5 centimetres
    • Width: 37 centimetres
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    Fair - good in areas, wool disappeared from others.

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    Collection purchased at sale on 6th Dec 1954, lots 154, 155 and 156.

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    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

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Textile fragment of undyed linen, Coptic


Textile fragment of undyed linen, Coptic

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