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Egyptian (found at Akmin)
Late Antique Period
4th–5th century


Findspot: Akmin, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 312.4 x 222.3 cm (123 x 87 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

94.120

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool tapestry insertions

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Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: light neutral linen stained, and very ragged. Design: five large circular tapestry medallions woven with dark purple wool, and light colored linen, in pattern of interlacing circles, across each end two narrow purple borders and four fine lines woven with purple wool. Said to have been found in a tomb at Achmann-Panopolis.

Credit Line

Gift of Denman Waldo Ross and Gift of Charles Greely Loring