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Warp of linen; ground of pinkish red wool. Design shows two sitting figures facing each other and flanking a candelabra-like motif surmounted by a bird, of dark brown and yellow wool and natural colored linen. Design shows Byzantine influence. From Akhmim

Provenance

Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh 1903.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

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

Dimensions

Height x width: 8.5 x 9 cm (3 3/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1870

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles