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Panel

300-399

T.8488

Title Panel
Object type Panel
Place of origin Egypt
Date 300-399
Material Linen
Techniques Tapestry Weaving
Dimensions h:254 w:330 mm
Accession Lot Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (gift, 1897)
Accession number T.8488
Description Square tapestry-woven panel with a central square, geometric pattern, diagonal lines of lozenges with interlocking circle interlace. Surrounded by a border of indented squares. At 2 opposite ends of the square there are triangular forms with circles and vine leaf forms. Tapestry threads dyed dark bluish-purple ground, and undyed linen for flying thread and vertical weft brocading. Tapestry set into an undyed plain weave linen cloth, visible slits at the bottom sides and dovetailing at the top. All sides are cut.

People's Choice: T.8488

Intricate geometric patterns were a particular skill of weavers in Roman Egypt. They decorated both clothing and furnishings.

People's Choice: T.8488

Intricate geometric patterns were a particular skill of weavers in Roman Egypt. They decorated both clothing and furnishings.