- Accession Number
- Current Location
- House of Life (first floor), Drawers beneath textiles case, Drawer 3
- Object Type
- Clothing, Medallion
- Byzantine Period
- Fibre/textile (from plants and animals) (Flax) | Textile/fibres (Linen) | Textile/fibres (Wool)
- Length: 271mm | Width: 254mm
- Number of Elements
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A textile medallion made of purple-brown wool woven with undyed linen in an interlace pattern. There is a modern label with 136 upon it. Such medallions would have been used to decorate tunics in first millennium AD Egypt.
Pritchard, F. 2004 'Clothing Culture. Dress in Egypt in the First millennium AD. Clothing from Egypt in the collection of The Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester.' Manchester. Lewis, S. 1969 'Early Coptic Textiles'.
- Other Identity
- 136 (Boscawen number)
- Previous Owners
- Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936) | Robert de Rustafjaell (1859–1943)
- Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
- Last modified: 30 Dec 2022