Warp of linen; ground of natural colored linen; two shoulder bands (clavi) with designs of fish and birds flanking plates of fruit (?) woven with brown wool. From Achmim.
Purchased with the Sears Fund by A.M. Lythgoe,From Ghirgas of Keneh. (Lot VI. 33. £5).
Emily Esther Sears Fund
Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 5th–7th century A.D.
Height x width (a): 6 x 35 cm (2 3/8 x 13 3/4 in.) Height x width (b): 3.5 x 34 cm (1 3/8 x 13 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft; dovetailed