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Tapestry fragment of a square medallion

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Warp of linen; ground of white wool with design of red wool. Design shows a mounted figure (hunter ?) in a central circle surrounded by a hunter ? or a warrior on each of the four corners of the square and a lion ? or a panther ? on each of the four sides. The upper left corner is missing....

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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 5th–6th century A.D.


Overall: 17.5 x 20.2 cm (6 7/8 x 7 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts