Soft-furnishing textiles from the Egypt Exploration Fund season at Antinoupolis, 1913–14

Frances Pritchard

Sixteen woven patterned textiles, of a type referred to in classical texts as polymita, were recovered during excavations carried out by the Egypt Exploration Fund at Antinoupolis in the winter of 1913–14. As they are now held in nine institutions their significance remained overlooked until a recent survey was undertaken of the textiles from this excavation. This article describes the fragments, places them within a more closely dated framework and elaborates on their use.

Soft-furnishing textiles from the Egypt Exploration Fund Season in Antinoupolis, 1913–14

To reference this article we suggest:

Pritchard, F. 2014. Soft-furnishing textiles from the Egypt Exploration Fund Season in Antinoupolis, 1913–14. BMSAES 21: 45–61. http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/publications/online_journals/bmsaes/issue_21/pritchard.aspx

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frances.pritchard@manchester.ac.uk