Fragment of band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–7th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 4 x 23 cm (1 9/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1987

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 and natural-colored linen; design consists of a disc with lotus-like leaves on both sides and a rectangular area enclosing candelabra plant motifs and four-petal rosettes; fragment of a shoulder band (clavus). From Akhmim.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund