Tapestry

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 21 x 120 cm (8 1/4 x 47 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

04.2035

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 a design of long leaves enclosing fruits and flowers of deep violet, red, yellow, light and dark green and orange wool. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund