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Warp of linen, ground of brownish violet wool; a rectangular motif that contains connected oval discs is in the center of the panel; surrounding this central unit are scroll motifs with stylized branches; woven in red wool and natural-colored linen.


Purchased by Albert M. Lythgoe,From Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot III, 24. £17)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine or Early Islamic, 6th–8th century A.D.


Height x width: 11.1 x 11.2 cm (4 3/8 x 4 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts