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Tapestry fragment

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Ground, natural colored linen; design, violet, green red and yellow wool. Design consists of a fragment of a square panel that encloses a smaller square framed by interlocked cables that form circles enclosing floral motifs. From Akhmîn. See 04.2014a for a fuller version of this composition.


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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 5th–7th century A.D.


Overall: 17 x 11 cm (6 11/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry dovetailed


Textiles and Fashion Arts