Requires Photography

Fragment of border

Egyptian (Coptic)
Late Roman
4th–6th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 7 x 46 cm (2 3/4 x 18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

04.2007

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 natural colored linen, with design in deep brown wool, which consists of connected and stylized leaf-like motifs flanked by discs. A few units display the original motif identified by remaining tracery designs. Probaby a fragment of a shoulder band. From Akhmim.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund