Tapestry fragment

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


Dimensions

Overall: 17 x 11 cm (6 11/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.2014b

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry dovetailed

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

Ground, natural colored linen; design, violet, green red and yellow wool. Design consists of a fragment of a square panel that encloses a smaller square framed by interlocked cables that form circles enclosing floral motifs. From Akhmîn. See 04.2014a for a fuller version of this composition.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund