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Fourteen tapestry ornaments

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


Dimensions

Overall (a): 4 x 4 cm (1 9/16 x 1 9/16 in.) Overall (b): 4 x 4 cm (1 9/16 x 1 9/16 in.) Overall (c): 4 x 4 cm (1 9/16 x 1 9/16 in.) Overall (d): 3 x 3.7 cm (1 3/16 x 1 7/16 in.) Overall (e): 4 x 4.7 cm (1 9/16 x 1 7/8 in.) Overall (f): 3.5 x 4 cm (1 3/8 x 1 9/16 in.) Overall (g): 3.2 x 3.5 cm (1 1/4 x 1 3/8 in.) Overall (h): 3.5 x 4 cm (1 3/8 x 1 9/16 in.) Overall (i): 4 x 4.5 cm (1 9/16 x 1 3/4 in.) Overall (j): 4 x 4.2 cm (1 9/16 x 1 5/8 in.) Overall (k): 4 x 4.3 cm (1 9/16 x 1 11/16 in.) Overall (l): 4 x 4 cm (1 9/16 x 1 9/16 in.) Overall (m): 17.5 x 7.5 cm (6 7/8 x 2 15/16 in.) Overall (n): 11 x 18 cm (4 5/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1993a-n

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of linen; ground of red wool, with design of natural colored linen and dark-blue wool. Each tapestry ornament shows the design of a rosette. 04.1993a-l are single rosettes (cut from the original linen weaving), but 04.1993m-04.1993n are inwoven in a linen fragment. Design shows Byzantine influence. From Akhmîm.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund