Hilton Price Number
Object Type
Soft furnishings/textiles, Tapestry
Late Roman Period to Byzantine Period
Third century AD/CE to Sixth century CE/AD
Fibre/textile (from plants and animals) (Flax) | Textile/fibres (Linen) | Textile/fibres (Wool)
Egypt, Akhmim
8 inches | 6 inches
Number of Elements
Bird | Horse

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Textiles, a case containing three fragments of woven tapestry; the central one is a square panel, part of the decoration of a linen robe, worked in brown and red wool upon yellow flax, representing a quail or red legged partridge within a frame. On one side is a small square of fine woven tapestry in red on yellow flax, representing Orpheus surrounded by animals and birds, and on the other is a medallion of a man on horseback; very fine work. 8 in. | 6 in. 3rd to 6th century a.d. See Plate II. Aḥmîm.


Price, Frederick George Hilton (1897) A catalogue of the Egyptian antiquities in the possession of F. G. Hilton Price. London: Quaritch. Anonymous (1911). Catalogue of the important and extensive collection of Egyptian antiquities, the property of the late F. G. Hilton-Price, Esq. [...] : which will be sold by auction by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge [...] on Wednesday, 12th July, 1911, and two following days, and on Monday, the 17th of July, and four following days. London: Davy.

Last modified: 16 Jul 2021

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