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Fragment of band

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Warp of linen; ground of red wool and natural-colored linen; design consists of a disc with lotus-like leaves on both sides and a rectangular area enclosing candelabra plant motifs and four-petal rosettes; fragment of a shoulder band (clavus). From Akhmim.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

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

Dimensions

Overall: 23 x 4 cm (9 1/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1987

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles