Tapestry



Hilton Price Number
HP57
Object Type
Soft furnishings/textiles, Tapestry
Period
Late Roman Period
Dynasty
Third century AD/CE
Materials
Fibre/textile (from plants and animals) (Flax) | Textile/fibres (Wool)
Provenance
Egypt, Akhmim
Number of Elements
1
Animals
Duck | Dog

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Description

Case, containing in the centre a square panel of woven tapestry upon yellow flax, an ornament of a robe. In the middle is a duck with a red beak and legs, brown body, with yellow wings and tail, surrounded with flowers. Around this square in a floral scroll are figures of dogs, in brown wool. See Plate II. 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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