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Warp of linen; ground of natural colored linen; design of deep brownish violet wool. From Akhmim. (a) A fragment of a band with a design of three roundels and an oval motif. The three roundels contain sequentially, a hare, a tree and a deer. The oval design contains a tree. (b) A square panel...

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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 5th–6th century A.D.


Height x width (a): 5 x 19.5 cm (1 15/16 x 7 11/16 in.) Height x width (b): 17.5 x 18 cm (6 7/8 x 7 1/16 in.) Height x width (c): 9 x 26 cm (3 9/16 x 10 1/4 in.) Height x width (d): 11.5 x 21 cm (4 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.) Height x width (e): 5 x 17.5 cm (1 15/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts