7th-9th century A.D.
Overall: 14 x 15 cm (5 1/2 x 5 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool tapestry
Not On View
Warp and ground of natural-colored linen, design of red, pink, dark blue, light and dark green, consists of a leaf-shaped motif enclosing a red flower on a stem with two leaves on each side; two round fruit like-motifs (pomegranates ) are in the lower part of the fragment; framed by a border with diagonal stipes alternating with small circular and square motifs; probably part of a shoulder band. From Akhmim.
Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot VI. 33. £5)
Emily Esther Sears Fund