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Fragment of Coptic textile

Description:

The early Christians of Egypt were buried in their everyday clothes and this piece possibly dates to the 6th century AD. The hot, dry conditions of Egypt have helped to preserve the colours and fibres of this fragement, decorated with a floral pattern.

Place of Production:
Egypt
Materials/Media:
Wool, dyed with iron ore
Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
EAAH084n
Creation Date:
c.5th c. AD
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council