5th–7th century A.D.
Height x width: 22.5 x 55.5 cm (8 7/8 x 21 7/8 in.)
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Warp of wool; ground of deep blue wool, with design of red, green, and yellow wool and natural-colored linen; woven into a plain woolen cloth; braid of red wool on edge; band shows an interlaced ornament framing an entwined branch with floral motifs on both sides; at each side of the band is a pendant that encloses a bird; probably a shoulder band. Design shows Byzantine influence. From Akhmim.
Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh 1903.
Emily Esther Sears Fund