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Fragment of a square panel

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Square tapestry medallion of dark brownish purple wool and natural linen on linen warps (paired or tripled, 9 to a cm.) Design: in center a galloping horseman, now mostly worn away, surrounded by border of ovals, four to a side, alternately containing running animals (lions and rabbits) and...

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Credit Line

Source unidentified

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

Dimensions

Overall: 31 x 27 cm (12 3/16 x 10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

90.241

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry, hatching, slit

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles