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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1955,0206.9

  • Description

    Fragment of plain linen; at one end, a band of empty warp threads bordered on both sides by two single threads of purple wool, with a fringe of warp threads beyond. "Roman".
    Materials: linen, wool; Technique: simple tabby, band of empty warp threads; Warp: linen, S-spin, c. 23 ends per cm; Weft: linen and wool S-spin, c. 13 picks per cm; Edges: 3 fragmentary or cut; one with fringe; Sewing: none.

    Textile fragment; linen; plain except for fringe and drawn thread work, with double line of thicker, dark brown or purple wool bordering it.

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 43 centimetres
    • Width: 25.5 centimetres
  • Condition

    Poor, stained.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1955

  • Acquisition notes

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

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1955,0206.9

Textile fragment; linen; plain except for fringe and drawn thread work, Coptic

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Textile fragment; linen; plain except for fringe and drawn thread work, Coptic

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