Egypt, 5th - 6th Century
1076
Egypt, 5th - 6th Century
1078
Egypt, 5th - 6th Century
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1078

Antique Pre-Islamic Textile, Egypt

500 - 600 A.D.
Size 9" x 5"
Size 23 x 11.5cm

H.Kevorkian Collection

Description Below

Early Egyption Coptic Textile

Origin: Egypt, Alexandria, Type: Fragment of a large 25cm. approx. roundel, Period:4-5th Centuries
Warp: Material: linen, tan, natural Spin/Ply: 5 spun paired Density: 38/in
Weft: Material: wool dyed dark brown, silk, ivory, natural Spin/Ply: 5 spun; Density: 80in.
Decoration/Surface: Technique: Slit tapestry with much curved weftings; remains of balanced, 5 spun linen plainweave ground.
Remarks: Woven along with the ground on the loom rather than separately and then sewn into a prepared hole. The roundel depicts a plant whose stalk ends in a heart-shaped blossom and round branching flowers; woven in the usual weft direction rather than warpwise- The presence of silk indicates a high quality workshop


 

 

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