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Fragment of a tapestry band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–9th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width: 3.5 x 41.5 cm (1 3/8 x 16 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.2028

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 dark brown wool with the design of disconnected leaf-shaped motifs woven with red wool; probably part of a clavus. Design shows Byzantine influence. From Akhmim.

Provenance

Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot VI. 33. £5)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund