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Fragment of a tapestry band

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Design shows Roman influence. Warp of linen; ground of natural colored linen; with design of dark blue wool. Design consists of two entwined branches from which stem vine-like leaves on opposite directions. Probably a sleeve band. From Akhmîm.

Provenance

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, 4th–6th century A.D.

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 26 cm (2 9/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

04.2008

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles