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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1955,0206.10

  • Description

    Fragment from the shoulder and neck area of a tunic. Mainly undyed linen, roundel and clavus in dark bluey-purple wool, details in linen. Roundel filled with repeated linked octagons and framed with serrated leaves. Clavus with stripes of simple lozenges and half-lozenges on either side of a narrow stripe of stylised leaves. "Late Antique".
    Materials: linen and wool; Techniques: simple tabby, tapestry on grouped warp threads, soumak outlining, self-bands, twining; Warp: linen, S-spin, c. 26 ends per cm; Weft: linen, S-spin, c. 12 picks per cm, wool, S-spin, c, 60 per cm; Edges: all cut (except for internal selvedges at neck, hidden by repairs); Sewing: in linen thread, closing slits at sides of roundrel, repairing torn neck; Additional Info: self-stripes along inner edge of clavus; twining for 8.5cm on either side of the neck opening. In centre of clavus, warp in places on surface.

    Textile fragment, possible from the neck and shoulder area of a tunic. Undyed linen and dark blue/purple wool; with woven border and oval motif in purple. Roundel pattern filled with repeated linked octogons and framed with serrated leaves.

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  • Dimensions

    • Length: 45 centimetres
    • Width: 62 centimetres
    • Width: 28 centimetres (roundel across)
    • Width: 6 centimetres (clavus across)
  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    1997 15 Oct-1998 30 Apr, Italy, Rome, Fondazione Memmo, Ancient Faces

  • Condition

    Good, a little damage to float brocading.

  • Conservation

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  • 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

    1955,0206.10

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