Tapestry fragment

Egyptian
Early Byzantine
4th–7th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width: 13.4 x 10.5 cm (5 1/4 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

04.1999

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp and ground of natural colored linen; design of brownish violet wool. Design shows a roundel enclosing a running animal (a hare ) surrounded by branches and leaves. Design shows Roman influence. From Akhmîn.

Provenance

Purchased with the Sears Fund by A.M. Lythgoe,From Ghirgas of Keneh. (Lot VI. 33. £5).

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund