Rectangular Textile with Decorative Strips
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Late Antique Period (probably)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Rectangular Textile with Decorative Strips, 395-642 C.E. Linen, 9 × 49 in. (22.9 × 124.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.2051E (Photo: , CUR.37.2051E_view01.JPG)
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Tawny, densely woven plain weave rectangular fabric with a pair of decorative purple strips and decorative edging at the weft ends. One warp side has a selvage. At the ends, the purple strips, flanking the center of the fabric, have a thread overlay pattern. The thread overlay pattern consists of groupings of three threads in even intervals. The weft ends have short fringe, a strip of plain weave, and then an openwork design created by the absence of weft threads.
Condition: Good. Fringe is missing from one weft end. Faint staining throughout.
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