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Twelve tapestry ornaments

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
6th–7th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall (a): 6.7 x 11 cm (2 5/8 x 4 5/16 in.) Overall (b): 7 x 8.5 cm (2 3/4 x 3 3/8 in.) Overall (c): 6.9 x 10 cm (2 11/16 x 3 15/16 in.) Overall (d): 7.5 x 11 cm (2 15/16 x 4 5/16 in.) Overall (e): 5.5 x 10 cm (2 3/16 x 3 15/16 in.) Overall (f): 6.2 x 10 cm (2 7/16 x 3 15/16 in.) Overall (g): 7 x 10 cm (2 3/4 x 3 15/16 in.) Overall (h): 6.5 x 10 cm (2 9/16 x 3 15/16 in.) Overall (i): 7.5 x 11 cm (2 15/16 x 4 5/16 in.) Overall (j): 7.3 x 11 cm (2 7/8 x 4 5/16 in.) Overall (k): 6 x 10.2 cm (2 3/8 x 4 in.) Overall (l): 7.5 x 11 cm (2 15/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1994a-l

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; ground of natural colored linen, with red, orange and green wool. Design of each tapestry ornament shows a heart-shaped petal on a branch from which stem two leaves that flank the central branch. Design shows Byzantine influence. From Akhmîm.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund