Hilton Price Number
Current Location
National Museum of Scotland
Museum Accession Number
Object Type
Soft furnishings/textiles
Byzantine Period to Islamic Period
Seventh century CE/AD to Eleventh century CE/AD
Fibre/textile (from plants and animals) (Flax) | Textile/fibres (Linen) | Textile/fibres (Silk)
Egypt, Akhmim
6½ inches | 6 inches
Number of Elements

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Fragment of fine Linen, with two similar bands of woven tapestry; coloured silks, chiefly yellow, blue, and red, on fine flax warps. The pattern of the bands consists of a double intertwining waved stem, forming a succession of small spaces, in which are debased renderings of floral devices. There is a piece like it at the South Kensington Museum, and the above is the official description. 6½ in. | 6 in. Saracenic(?) 7th to 11th century. 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.

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Last modified: 28 Jul 2021

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