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Tapestry medallion

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Tapestry roundel with a central design of an eight-pointed star motif framed by a similar unit. Discs fill the areas surrounding the larger star.The frame is filled with a row interconnected discs. Warp of linen; ground of plum-colored wool, with tracery design of natural-colored linen. Design...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Late Roman, 3rd–4th century A.D.

Dimensions

Overall: 20 x 18 cm (7 7/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1973

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles