Tapestries



Hilton Price Number
HP48
Object Type
Soft furnishings/textiles, Tapestry
Period
Late Roman Period
Dynasty
Third century AD/CE
Material
Textile/fibres (Silk)
Provenance
Egypt, Akhmim
Number of Elements
4
Animal
Hare/rabbit

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Description

Textiles, a case containing four pieces of woven tapestry, the ornamental portions of various robes, worked in colours. One fragment has the device of a Cupid catching a hare by its leg, repeated. Likewise a bit of silk. 3rd century, a.d. Aḥmîm.

Bibliography

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: 28 Jul 2021

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