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Tapestry fragment

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Warp of linen; ground of white wool, with design of red, light blue, yellow, green and deep violet wool. Design shows a standing figure, probably a warrior, carrying on one shoulder a long object with a round end (maybe David with a sling ??). The figure stands between two diagonal areas...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–9th century A.D.

Dimensions

Height x width: 12 x 12 cm (4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

04.2023

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles