Fragment of undyed linen with an eight pointed tapestry motif. Extending on two sides into narrow bands, purple-coloured wool, detailed in undyed linen. Motif has a central field of four vases arranged with leaves within a roundel. Square frame with twisted border design, additional four points each filled with a leaf. Complete band of connecting leaves, ends in an urn. "Coptic".
Materials: linen, wool; Techniques: simple tabby, tapestry on grouped warp threads, wrapped float brocading; Warp: linen, S-spin, c. 22 ends per cm; Weft: linen and wool, S-spin, c. 12 picks per cm in plain areas, c. 40 cm in tapestry; Edges: cut or fragmentary; Sewing: none.
Textile fragment of undyed linen; with woven panel in dark purple wool in the shape of an eight-pointed star and square in the centre filled by a circle; a running scroll issues from two opposite points and terminates in a drop in the shape of an urn.
- Length: 64 centimetres
- Width: 39.5 centimetres
Medium - completely decayed in some areas
Collection purchased at sale on 6th Dec 1954, lots 154, 155 and 156.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCB3077
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