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Tapestry fragment

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Ground, natural colored linen; design woven in violet, yellow, green and red wool. Design consists of an equestrian figure, probably a hunter, in a central circle surrounded by four baskets filled with flowers. At each of the four corners of the panel is a smaller circle that encloses a...

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Provenance

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.

Dimensions

Overall: 38 x 37 cm (14 15/16 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.2012

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles