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Fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th-6th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 11.5 x 5 cm (4 1/2 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.2006

Medium or Technique

Linen and Wool; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Ground of natural-colored linen; the design consists of two parallel bands, each enclosing a row of two vases; a branch which ends with two leaves stems from each vase; the design is embroidered with dark blue wool. Probably a sleeve band of a child’s tunic. Design shows Roman influence. From Akhmîm.

Provenance

Purchased with the Sears Fund by A.M. Lythgoe,From Ghirgas of Keneh. (Lot VI. 33. £5).

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund