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Tapestry depicting a jeweled cross

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Warp of linen; ground of green wool, with design of red and yellow wool and natural colored linen. A disc in the center of the cross is surrounded by eight smaller ones. Square and round jewel-like patterns decorate the arms of the cross. Design shows Byzantine influence. Similar to 04.1985.


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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 6th–7th century A.D.


Height x width: 19.5 x 21.5 cm (7 11/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts