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Four tapestry ornaments

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine or Early Islamic
6th–8th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall (a): 6 x 4 cm (2 3/8 x 1 9/16 in.) Overall (b): 3 x 10 cm (1 3/16 x 3 15/16 in.) Overall (c): 3.5 x 9 cm (1 3/8 x 3 9/16 in.) Overall (d): 5 x 11 cm (1 15/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1996a-d

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Birds woven with green, red, orange and brownish scarlet wool, cut from natural colored linen cloth. Design shows Byzantine influence. From Akhmîn.

Provenance

Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh. (Lot III. 24. £17)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund