Two fragments of band

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


Dimensions

Height x width (a): 6 x 35 cm (2 3/8 x 13 3/4 in.) Height x width (b): 3.5 x 34 cm (1 3/8 x 13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

04.2004a-b

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft; dovetailed

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of linen; ground of natural colored linen; two shoulder bands (clavi) with designs of fish and birds flanking plates of fruit (?) woven with brown wool. From Achmim.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund