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Tapestry medallion

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–6th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 8 cm (3 3/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

04.1975

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Square panel with warp of linen; ground of natural colored linen, with design of brown wool. Design shows a brown rectangular area in the centre of the square surrounded by a scrolled branch with vine leaves. Design shows Roman influence.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund