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tunic

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1901,0314.5

  • Description

    Tunic; fragment(upper part); undyed linen woven with pink, yellow and blue(pale and dark) wool; simple tabby, self-stripes and tapestry on grouped warped threads; clavi of small dotted flowers and leaves.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 7thC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 43 centimetres
    • Width: 40 centimetres
  • Condition

    Mixed; good in areas.

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1901

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1901,0314.5

7thC Egyptian Tunic; fragment(upper part); undyed linen woven with pink, yellow and blue(pale and dark) wool

7thC Egyptian Tunic; fragment(upper part); undyed linen woven with pink, yellow and blue(pale and dark) wool

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