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Warp of linen; ground of red wool, with a design of rosettes formed by circular motifs from which stem five leaves; disconnected leaves frame the rosettes; design is woven with natural-colored linen. From Akhmim.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 6th-8th century A.D.

Dimensions

Height x width: 10 7/16 x 4 5/16 in. (26.5 x 11 cm)

Accession Number

04.2022

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles