An early fragmentary woven wool Tunic Egypt, 7th-9th Century
Lot 77
An early fragmentary woven wool Tunic Egypt, 7th-9th Century
£4,000 - 6,000
US$ 6,200 - 9,400
withdrawn

Lot Details
An early fragmentary woven wool Tunic
Egypt, 7th-9th Century
the mustard-yellow ground with mid-length sleeves and partial-tasseling on the edges, the neck, cuffs and bottom with applied brocaded panels in red, white and mustard-yellow on a dark blue ground with circles and lozenges, the collar, under-arms and bottom with applied red band, the under-arms left open, the lower part of the rear panel deficient, mounted on a linen panel
56.5 x 108 cm.

Footnotes

  • Comparison can be drawn with a red tunic attributed to the early Islamic period in Egypt, which is of similar form and decoration. See Clive Rogers, Early Islamic Textiles, Brighton, 1993, pp. 10-12 and col. pl. II for an illustration and discussion of early tunics.

    For another yellow wool tunic that has been radiocarbon dated to the 7th/ 8th Century, see A. De Moor, C Verhecken-Lammens and A. Verhecken, 3500 years of textile art, Tielt, 2008. pp. 188-189.

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