About this object

Sheet of undyed plain woven linen with a fringe at one warp end (6 cmm long). Folded up but the total length is 6.60 metres. Probably used originally as a bedsheet and buried with other linen in a tomb.

Ex Sams collection no. 135 "Cloth, ancient very large specimens ofdifferent degrees of fineness, size" (p. 14).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Textile/Clothing
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1295 BC - 1186 BC (Dynasty 19 BC - 20 BC)
  • Materials
    Fibre Textile Linen
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    19th Century
  • Measurements
    1260 mm x 6600 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Associated Person, collector, previous owner); Joseph Sams (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Joseph Sams

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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