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Accession_Number 2005.7.2
adlib_title tabby; tapestry; floating weft; dovetailing textile fragment
Shape Textile
Shape_description Medallion-shaped textile
Material Linen; wool
Fabric
Fabric_description Unbleached linen ground weave with areas of tapestry in red-blue wool and linen threads
Munsell_color
Decoration Stylized tree ('Tree of Life'?) design in central roundel, surrounded by solid circular band.
Inscriptions
Condition Fragment. Good. 25% of border is missing; some distortion of weave
Technique/Style Tabby; tapestry; floating weft; dovetailing
Provenance Akhmim, Egypt
Period Early Byzantine
Date 4-6 c. AD
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2002.99.0048.jpg
2002.99.0048.jpg
Top view of medallion-shaped textile fragment with 'tree of life' design (before conservation).
2008.07.0001.jpg
2008.07.0001.jpg
Top view of medallion-shaped textile fragment with 'tree of life' design.
2008.07.0014.jpg
2008.07.0014.jpg
Top view of medallion-shaped textile fragment with 'tree of life' design.
2012.97.0012.jpg
2012.97.0012.jpg
Top view of medallion-shaped textile fragment with 'tree of life' design.
2013.01.0002.jpg
2013.01.0002.jpg
Top view of a coptic textile fragment with a stylised tree.
2013.02.0009.jpg
2013.02.0009.jpg
Top view of a Circular medallion with tree motif; tapestry weave; undyed linen and maroon wool, supplementary weft; some cut edges Light surface soils; light staining; some worn wool threads
2013.02.0010.jpg
2013.02.0010.jpg
Top view of medallion-shaped textile fragment with 'tree of life' design.
2013.03.0018.jpg
2013.03.0018.jpg
Box of coptic textile after treatment.
2013.03.0019.jpg
2013.03.0019.jpg
Open box of the tree of life textile fragment after conservation process.
2013.03.0020.jpg
2013.03.0020.jpg
Open box showing the textile fragment after conservation process.
2013.03.0021.jpg
2013.03.0021.jpg
Reversed object after conservation process inside an open box.
Comparanda Musée Historique des Tissus, Lyon, 978.I.1
Bibliography
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height
Diameters L. 12.0; W. 10.5
Handle_height
Other_dims.
Location Coptic textiles
Edited_by Anthea Harris; Kinsey; Joana varela
Date_edited 31.07.2005; 11.01.2006; 18.04.2017
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