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Design shows Roman influence. Warp of linen, ground of brown wool; the design of nine squares, five enclosing men and shields and four scrolling ornament, is of red and deep violet wool and natural-colored linen.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, 1st–4th century A.D.

Dimensions

19.1 x 18.2 cm (7 1/2 x 7 3/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .182 x .191

Accession Number

04.1968

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles