Textiles



Hilton Price Number
HP64
Object Types
Soft furnishings/textiles | Clothing, Garment/dress | Soft furnishings/textiles, Tapestry
Period
Late Roman Period
Dynasty
Fourth century CE/AD
Materials
Fibre/textile (from plants and animals) (Flax) | Textile/fibres (Linen) | Textile/fibres (Wool)
Provenance
Egypt, Akhmim
Measurements
24 inches | 5 inches
Number of Elements
3
Animals
Duck | Bird

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Description

Case, containing three pieces of textile fabrics; the first piece is a band of a linen robe of woven tapestry in dark brown, representing a flower and a scroll, which contains two ducks and three flowers; the second piece is a band of linen or yellow flax, with two strips of woven ornament in brown; the third is a band of yellow flax linen with two strips woven in purple wool. At the extremity of the upper strip is a bird, and in the lower a Cupid holding a cup in his hands. 24 in. | 5 in. 4th century a.d. Græco-Roman. See Plate IV. 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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