Fragment of undyed linen with a square panel of tapestry in purple coloured wool and undyed linen. Tapestry design: waving horsemen in central roundel, crouching huntsmen in corners, hunted animals at sides - lion, leopard etc. Border of dots on stalks, treefoils at corners. "Coptic".
Materials: linen, wool; Techniques: simple tabby, tapestry on grouped warp threads, wrapped float brocading; Warp: linen, S-spin, c. 17 ends per cm; Weft: linen and wool S-spin, c. 11 picks per cm in plain areas, c. 50 in tapestry; Edges: mostly fragmentary; Sewing: only closing internal selvedges at sides of tapestry.
Textile fragment of undyed linen; woven square panel in purple wool with a centaur(?) enclosed by a central circle; in each corner a running human figure separated by a lion(?).
- Length: 33 centimetres
- Width: 37.5 centimetres
Poor, decaying in areas.
Collection purchased at sale on 6th Dec 1954, lots 154, 155 and 156.
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Object reference number: MCB3072
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