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Technical Analysis
Cairo Inv No. IM 12199/2
Size: 5 inch X 16.5inch
Warp: Wool, Z2S, 12 per inch
Weft: Wool, 28 weft per inch
Structure: Slit-tapestry with areas of vertical dove-tailing

 

 

 

Plate Two

Unfortunately only a single somewhat abstract human portrait with oversized head, long neck and rather diminutive shoulders and arms remains of what was probably one of the side border from a much larger ceremonial tapestry. In common with all the other examples herewith illustrated, execpt Plate One, this fragment was found in the excavations of the burial grounds bordering modern day Cairo in the old city, formerly known as Fustat.