The Stein Collection

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artist
Unknown
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collection_code
EAS
credit
Stein Textile Loan Collection. On loan from the Government of India and the Archaeological Survey of India. Copyright: Government of India.
date_end
1200-12-31
date_start
date_text
200 BC-1200 AD
descriptive_line
Pile of assorted fragments, mainly plain woven silk.
dimensions
Diameter: 24 cm
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exhibition_history
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history_note
Fragments have been separated from their identifying Stein number.
id
47516
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T22:30:39.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T22:30:39.000Z
latitude
42.184158
location
In Storage
longitude
84.964111
marks
materials
plant fibre, silk, silk thread
materials_techniques
Plain woven silk and plant fibre, spun silk
museum_number
LOAN:STEIN.492
museum_number_token
loanstein492
object_number
O88640
object_type
Fragments
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original_price
physical_description
Assorted pile of textile fragments including monochrome plain woven silk in purple, blue, green, yellow and red respectively and silk threads and monochrome plain weave cream unknown plant fibre.
place
Xinjiang
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production_note
Fragments from Stein's excavations along the Chinese Silk Road.
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public_access_description
These textiles were recovered from a part of Central Asia now referred to as the Silk Road, a series of overland trade routes that crossed Asia, from China to Europe. The most notable item traded was silk. Camels and horses were used as pack animals and merchants passed their goods from oasis to oasis. The Silk Road was also important for the exchange of ideas – while silk textiles travelled west from China, Buddhism entered China from India in this way. These fragments were brought back from Central Asia by the explorer and archaeologist Sir Marc Aurel Stein (1862–1943). The Victoria and Albert Museum has around 700 ancient and medieval textiles recovered by Stein at the beginning of the twentieth century. The textiles range in date from the second century BC to the twelfth century AD. Some are silk while others are made from the wool of a variety of different animals.
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2
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slug
the-stein-collection-fragments-unknown
sys_updated
2014-07-31T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
plain weave, spinning
title
The Stein Collection
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vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1200
year_start
-200