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Design shows Byzantine influence. Into a piece of linen cloth are woven, with pink, green and yellow wool, open roses and buds and fish. "A" shows the orginal arrangement and spacing. "B" has no linen only 18 fish, 10 roses and 13 buds. From Akhmîn.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, 3rd–7th century A.D.

Dimensions

Overall (a): 68 x 46.5 cm (26 3/4 x 18 5/16 in.) Overall (b): 68 x 46.5 cm (26 3/4 x 18 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1992a-b

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles