Forgotten Fragments of "Monstrous Gay Garments"

If that's not a winning title then I don't know what is. The subtitle of this, the latest of Leeds University Department of Classics' lunchtime talks, is 'a biography of two late antique textiles in Leeds' Museums'.

"Cary MacMahon talks about the survival of fourth century AD ("Coptic") textiles and the journeys that have brought them - in pieces - to British Museums. Hear about the role of the excavations of Flinders Petrie and the involvement of the Scottish dry-cleaning trade!The focus of the talk will be to contextualise the survival of two specific fragments in the Leeds City Museums' collection and suggest the location of other fragments of what might be the same garment."

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Didn't happen as speaker was ill at last minute. Did hear interesting (if not exactly uplifting) talk on disease, death & dirt in old Leeds.

    January 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well don't worry - I hope to go but not 100% sure

    Good luck

    January 29, 2014

  • Lilliane

    Will try and come, but trying to arrange a show and fit kitchen - feeling a bit pressured!!

    January 29, 2014

  • Wafa T

    I wish I. could attend but I have to travel for work. I have seen Coptic textile fragments in the past and they are beautiful. Good luck.

    January 24, 2014

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