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Turkish man's jacket

  • Description

    Edward William Lane (1801-1876) lived in Cairo for several years. He immersed himself in Egyptian society: he adopted local dress, rented a house in the Arab Quarter, and developed a wide circle of Egyptian friends. Trained as an engraver, he recorded his observations in sketches and drawings, and he kept diaries and notebooks. When he returned to England he became a renowned Arabic scholar.

    The Ashmolean has a set of Turkish-style clothing worn by Lane during his time in Cairo, donated by his direct descendant Catherine Dupré.

  • Details

    Associated place
    Africa Egypt (place of creation)
    Date
    1825 - 1835
    Material and technique
    wool, dyed dark-green, with metal thread; linen lining, dyed grey
    Dimensions
    width at sleeve 61 x 126 cm (height x width)
    Material index
    organicanimalhair wool,
    organicvegetalfibreflax linen
    Technique index
    dyed,
    coloured dyed,
    Object type index
    No. of items
    1
    Credit line
    Presented by Catherine Dupré, 1983.
    Accession no.
    EA1983.5

Location

    • currently in research collection

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