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Warp of linen; ground of green wool, with design of red and yellow wool and natural-colored linen; ground of border of red wool. Design consists of a tree in the center flanked by two putti each carrying a bird. The border encloses scrolled lines and small square motifs. From Akhmîm.


Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot VI. 33. £5

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–9th century A.D.


Height x width: 5 5/16 x 5 5/8 in. (13.5 x 14.3 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts