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Fragment of tapestry medallion

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Warp of linen; ground of natural colored linen, with design of plum-colored wool. Design consists of a central square that encloses a roundel containing four jars with connected branches. Design shows Roman influence. From Akhmîn.


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, 6th–7th century A.D.


Overall: 18 x 18.5 cm (7 1/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with hatching, slit


Textiles and Fashion Arts