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Warp of linen; ground of brownish violet wool; with designs in red wool and natural colored linen. Design consists of a hare (?) inside a central circle framed by a square, surrounded by star-like motifs woven alternately in red wool and natural-colored linen. From Akhmîn.

Provenance

Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–8th century A.D.

Dimensions

Height x width: 12.5 x 10.6 cm (4 15/16 x 4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.2016

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles