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Two tapestry bands, woven in plain natural colored linen; ground of linen, with design of brown wool.The design consists of semi-circular branch-like motifs framing four dancing figures in each band. The figures resemble those in Dionysiac scenes. Two of the figures in each band are surrounded...

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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 4th–6th century A.D.


Height x width: 29 x 36.2 cm (11 7/16 x 14 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry, hatching and eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts