Guard Band


From: Egypt | Fayum

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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Object Number E16953
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Egypt | Fayum
Section Egyptian
Materials Linen | Wool
Technique Tapestry Weave | Embroidered

Warp: \ wool; mixed-dark-brown.

Weft: \/ linen; tan: \ wool; mixed-dark-brown, dark-blue and red, brown and grey.

Technique: Tapestry over one warp. Emb. with \/ linen.

Series of ovals alternately large and small connected by short straight stems. The large ovals enclose four oval rings or irregular ring surrounding small cross. The small ovals are surrounded by four oval rings. Possibly belongs to tunic with hexagonal interlace on sleeve drape. Class IV variant? (E1443, card 6).

Length 13 cm
Width 42 cm
Credit Line Distribution from the Egyptian Research Account; William Flinders Petrie; subscription of Mrs. John Harrison, 1895

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