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Two tapestry ornaments

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine or Early Islamic
6th–8th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall (a): 6 x 7 cm (2 3/8 x 2 3/4 in.) Overall (b): 6 x 7.5 cm (2 3/8 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1995a-b

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 red wool, with design of green and pink wool and natural colored linen. Design of each tapestry ornament shows a trefoil floral motif. 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