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Medallion and three fragments of border

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Warp of linen, ground of brownish violet wool woven into natural-colored linen; 04.2015a-c: Design in each of the three band fragments consists of a row of connected oval-shaped motifs, each containing an S-like design. The ovals in a and b are woven with red wool and the ground with brownish...

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Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot VI. 33. £5)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

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


Height x width (a): 19.3 x 3.9 cm (7 5/8 x 1 9/16 in.) Height x width (b): 15.5 x 4 cm (6 1/8 x 1 9/16 in.) Height x width (c): 17.5 x 3.2 cm (6 7/8 x 1 1/4 in.) Height x width (d): 11 x 10.3 cm (4 5/16 x 4 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts