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Tapestry fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine or Early Islamic
7th–9th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 4.5 x 3.7 cm (1 3/4 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1989

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; Design of red, green and blue wool and natural colored linen. Design shows a basket detailed with small squares and lozenges, and filled with green plants (?). Design shows Byzantine influence. From Akhmîn.

Provenance

Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh. (Lot III. 24. £17)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund