The tunic was one of the most common articles of dressing in the ancient Meditarranean world. The majority of those extant today were excavated from graves in Egypt, where they were preserved due to the dry soil of the country. The tunics were frequently adorned with colourful, woven bands, squares or medallions. The subjects they represented were usually religious; they derived first from the pagan, and then from the Christian religion. The decoration of this lot, with the naked putti and the cornucopias is influenced by the former tradition, and this might suggest that it was produced before the predominance of Christianity.