The discovery of the tomb of the Egyptian New Kingdom boy king Tutankhamen, and the ‘wonderful things’ it contained, received worldwide press coverage.
It sparked a renewed public interest in ancient Egypt which, in turn, influenced fashion, jewellery and, indeed, the decor of the time.
This stylised Egyptian appliqué panel, dating to this period, is a good example of the sort of fashionable decoration that would have been brought to England from Egypt and adorned the walls of affluent homes of the time.
Appliqué is a traditional form of needlework in Egypt, dating back to ancient times.
Indeed a few examples were found among the artefacts in Tutankhamen’s tomb.
Wear commensurate with age.
H:144cm W:49.5cm D:0cm
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