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Three fragments of tapestry bands

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Warp of linen; ground of brown wool, with designs outlined in natural colored linen. Design shows Roman influence. From Akhmîn. 04.2005a: Design shows a scroll mortif of branches forming a row of five circular areas that alternately enclose running panters or lions and hares. The shape of the...

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Purchased with the Sears Fund by A.M. Lythgoe,From Ghirgas of Keneh. (Lot VI. 33. £5).

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 4th–6th century A.D.


Height x width (a): 5 x 29 cm (1 15/16 x 11 7/16 in.) Height x width (b): 5 x 11.5 cm (1 15/16 x 4 1/2 in.) Height x width (c): 5.5 x 44.5 cm (2 3/16 x 17 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry, hatching


Textiles and Fashion Arts