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Square medallion

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 14 x 13 cm (5 1/2 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

04.1976

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 deep violet wool; the design, of natural-colored linen, consists of a central square surrounded by a bracket-like motif in each corner, two squares one above and the other below the central square and two rectangular motifs on each side..

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund