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Acquired in 1953 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
T&F
credit
date_end
date_start
date_text
500 BC - 440 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Set of textile fragments of embroidered linen, Athens, 500BC - 440BC
dimensions
[Embroidery] Length: 10.5 in, Width: 13.75 in [Panel] Length: 17.5 in, Width: 10.75 in [Embroidery] Length: 18 in, Width: 11.25 in
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exhibition_history
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historical_significance
history_note
Following the purchase of these fragments by the Museum in 1953, the then Assistant Keeper of Textiles, John Beckwith, wrote an article upon them. This was printed by the Illustrated London News and published in the Jan 23rd 1954 issue. In the opening paragraph, John Beckwith describes how these textiles were found in a bronze kalpis (a water jar) with bones and the powdered remains of other, totally degraded textiles. Beckwith writes that the kalpis had been sold separately and privately, and is now lost. They came from Koropi, near Athens, and at that time it was the first discovery of textiles from classical antiquity to have been found in Greece. Beckwith states how these fragments show that the Ancient Greeks did have knowledge of embroidery techniques, something which had previously been doubted by scholars..
id
132956
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T04:31:36.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T04:31:36.000Z
latitude
37.976151
location
In Storage
longitude
23.73641
marks
materials
linen
materials_techniques
Embroidered linen
museum_number
T.220 to B-1953
museum_number_token
t2201953
object_number
O166553
object_type
Set of fragments
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Set of textile fragments of embroidered natural linen with diaper check motifs and lions. The warp and weft are spun to the right (Z) with 75 warps to the inch (30 per cm) and 75 wefts to the inch (30 per cm).
place
Athens
primary_image_id
2006BG1193
production_note
Probably found in a bronze kalpis at Koropi near Athens.
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
set-of-fragments-unknown
sys_updated
2014-03-12T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
embroidery
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-440
year_start
-500