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Fragment of tapestry medallion

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


Dimensions

Overall: 17 x 19.5 cm (6 11/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.2013

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 linen; the design of a square enclosing birds and animals in four circles framed by a guilloche border, woven with deep red, blue, violet and orange wool and natural-colored linen. From Akhmîn.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund