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Two tapestry medallions

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Warp and ground of natural colored linen, with design of brown wool. Design shows a central rectangular motif that contains an oval unit enclosing a mounted horseman and a running animal. From Akhmîn.

Provenance

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 Islamic, 7th–9th century A.D.

Dimensions

Overall (a): 16.5 x 14.5 cm (6 1/2 x 5 11/16 in.) Overall (b): 17.5 x 14.5 cm (6 7/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1997a-b

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles