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Accession_Number 2005.7.1
adlib_title weft-faced tabby; floating weft; tapestry; wrapping around one warp thread; dovetailing textile fragment
Shape Textile
Shape_description Square textile fragment
Material Linen; wool
Fabric
Fabric_description Unbleached linen ground weave with areas of tapestry in red-blue and yellow wool and linen threads
Munsell_color
Decoration Foliate design with canthares in red-blue wool and a yellow wool central circle.
Inscriptions
Condition Fragment. Good. Some distortion of weave. Approx. 25% of wefts eroded.
Technique/Style Weft-faced tabby; floating weft; tapestry; wrapping around one warp thread; dovetailing
Provenance Akhmim, Egypt
Period Early Byzantine
Date 5-6 c. AD
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2002.99.0051.jpg
2002.99.0051.jpg
Top view of square textile fragment decorated with foliate design with canthares in red-blue wool and a yellow wool central circle.
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2005.95.0010.jpg
2005.95.0010.jpg
Reverse view of square textile fragment decorated with foliate design with canthares in red-blue wool and a yellow wool central circle.
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2005.95.0011.jpg
2005.95.0011.jpg
Reverse view of square textile fragment decorated with foliate design with canthares in red-blue wool and a yellow wool central circle.
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2005.95.0012.jpg
2005.95.0012.jpg
Detail of square textile fragment decorated with foliate design with canthares in red-blue wool and a yellow wool central circle.
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2005.95.0013.jpg
2005.95.0013.jpg
Reverse view of square textile fragment decorated with foliate design with canthares in red-blue wool and a yellow wool central circle.
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2005.95.0014.jpg
2005.95.0014.jpg
Central detail of square textile fragment decorated with foliate design with canthares in red-blue wool and a yellow wool central circle.
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2008.07.0013.jpg
2008.07.0013.jpg
Top view of a square textile fragment decorated with foliate design with canthares in red-blue wool and a yellow wool central circle.
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2012.97.0011.jpg
2012.97.0011.jpg
Top view of a square textile fragment decorated with foliate design with canthares in red-blue wool and a yellow wool central circle.
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Comparanda Ashmolean 1888.744; Victoria and Albert 203-1891
Bibliography A.L. Harris, "Recent Acquisitions and Conservation of Antiquities at the Ure Museum, University of Reading 2004-2008," Archaeological Reports 2007-2008 (2008) 180-81 fig. 13.
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height
Diameters 22.0
Handle_height
Other_dims.
Location Coptic textiles
Edited_by Anthea Harris; Kinsey; Joana Varela
Date_edited 31.07.2005; 20.01.2006; 06.01.2009; 16.05.2017
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